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Contemporary Housing : New Residential Buildings

Major Modern Residential Projects from around the world – Contemporary Residential Properties across the globe.

post updated 20 Feb 2024

We’ve selected what we feel are the key examples of Contemporary Housing. We aim to include Residential buildings that are either of excellent quality. e-architect feature completed Residential buildings, new building designs, architectural exhibitions and architecture competitions across the world. Our focus is on contemporary Residential buildings.

New Housing Designs

We have 6 pages of Contemporary Housing selections.

Contemporary Housing : news + key projects (this page)

Contemporary Housing Designs : A-C

Housing Architecture : D-F

New Housing : G-Q

New Housing Designs : K-Q

Housing Designs : R-Z

Contemporary Housing Designs

Recent Residential Architecture News arranged chronologically:

Updated 18 February 2024
Design: Humblé Martens & Willems Architecten
Parklaan, Sittard, province of Limburg, southern Netherlands
Appartmentvilla Parklaan Sittard
photograph : Arjen Schmitz
Appartmentvilla Parklaan, Sittard, Limburg
The Parklaan is considered by many Sittard residents to be the most beautiful or the most chic residential street in Sittard. Located close to the city center and built with stately villas in the 1920s, three of which have been designated national monuments and 5 other buildings are municipal monuments.

November 9, 2023
The Greenwich by Rafael Viñoly, 125 Greenwich Street, Downtown Manhattan, New York City, USA
Design: Rafael Viñoly Architects
The Greenwich by Rafael Viñoly New York
NYC skyscraper building photo : Michael Young
The Greenwich by Rafael Viñoly New York
Development partners Fortress Investment Group LLC, Bizzi & Partners, and Bilgili announce the luxury residential building previously known as 125 Greenwich Street has been renamed to The Greenwich by Rafael Viñoly, honoring the late architect. The Greenwich by Rafael Viñoly is among the world-renowned architect’s final roster of notable, and tallest, projects designed for New York City. The development team also announced construction for the building resumed earlier this year and is expected to be completed in 2024.

post updated 28 November 2023
The BaanTower, central Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Design: Powerhouse Company
BaanTower Rotterdam entrance
entrance image by Squint Opera
The BaanTower Rotterdam Building
Nestled in the heart of Rotterdam, this black marble residential tower is a mix of iconic sustainable architecture and an innovative lifestyle concept based on well-being – a recipe for the perfect city life. Uniquely for this location, all 427 apartments will be available for rent. Powerhouse Company are proud that our innovative sustainability concept achieved one of the highest sustainability scores in the Netherlands, which is exceptional for a high-rise tower. Onwards to the topping out.

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Modern Residential Property Designs

Ritz Plaza Taipei, Taiwan – 8 Oct 2013
Design: Chin Architects
Residential Housing Taipei Ritz Plaza
photograph : Jeffrey Cheng
Ritz Plaza Taipei
The architectural expression takes on a humble yet vigorous gesture to respond to the opposite open parks, hoping its refined yet rich form will generate a sense of place, and suggest a serene life style. The prominent vertical stone cladding walls define the living domain; the sun-screen louvers, curtain wall volumes, and large-scale balconies and terraces clearly express the public and private realms.

Pink Flamingo Paris, France – 9 Sep 2013
Design: Stephane Maupin & Partners
Pink Flamingo Student Housing Paris
photo : Clement Guillaume
Pink Flamingo Paris
The project is a dormitory for students in a multi layered spaces. The new building takes place on the east Side of Paris, a new area build over rail tracks. All the difficulty was to make a construction without any foundation. The project is installed above big concrete slabs overcoming trains in motion. So vertical columns are like pink flamingo’s legs. They are installed on 27 small spring boxes connecting the ground floor. Those boxes prevent all trains vibrations to students’ cells.

Wohnen am Mühlgrund, Vienna, Austria – 9 Sep 2013
Design: Architekt Krischanitz
Wohnen am Mühlgrund, Austria Homes
photo : Katrin Bernsteiner
Wohnen am Mühlgrund
The overarching goal of the project is to make architectural provisions for versatile frameworks and for adaptations to them corresponding to life’s different stages. Allocating space solely on the basis of a potential tenant’s age (or generation) was deliberately avoided, because his or her way of living is not necessarily a function of age, but is determined on an individual basis.

Montlouis-sur-Loire Housing, northern France – 23 Aug 2013
Design: Renaud BROISSAND architect DPLG
Montlouis-sur-Loire Housing
photo © David BOUREAU and Courtesy of R. BROISSAND
Montlouis-sur-Loire Housing
These residential buildings are part of an ambitious urban study for the creation of a new town center – the Zone d’Aménagement Concertée (ZAC), a special planning district known as the “Heart of the City” – in this northern French town of 12,000 inhabitants. A vast area of land was made available before beginning this urban development project, which comprises a diverse range of residences and services surrounding a landscaped public park.

Paris Social Housing, Cavaignac, France – 19 Jul 2013
Design: h2o architectes
Paris Social Housing
photo : Stéphane Chalmeau
Paris Social Housing
The project of the rue Godefroy Cavaignac in Paris consisted in the rehabilitation of a building which did not meet hygiene and security standards into new social housing.

520 West 28th Street, New York City, USA – 16 Jul 2013
Design: Zaha Hadid Architects
520 West 28th Street New York
image from architects
520 West 28th Street
Development Marks First Project in New York City for Internationally Acclaimed UK Architect. Related Companies, New York’s premier residential developer, today announced that it has commissioned world renowned Zaha Hadid Architects to design a boutique condominium adjacent to the High Line in Chelsea just south of Hudson Yards. The 11-story residential development will mark Hadid’s first commission in New York City.

Prato Affordable Housing, Tuscany, Italy – 18 Jul 2013
Design: studiostudio architettiurbanisti
Prato Affordable Housing
photo : Bruno Pelucca
Prato Affordable Housing,
The design of the settlement layout is based on the recognition of landform. The project re-proposes latent settlement rules, yet consolidated, able to recover the structuring capacity of the layout and its landscape value.

Ardmore Residence, near Orchard Road, Singapore – 18 Jul 2013
Design: Ben van Berkel / UNStudio
Ardmore Residence Singapore
photo from Web Structures
Ardmore Residence
International engineering consultancy Web Structures has worked with acclaimed architectural practice UN Studio to create an exclusive $80million residential development in the heart of Singapore. The distinctive 36-storey Ardmore Residence, near Orchard Road, was designed by Ben van Berkel, founder of the Dutch-based architectural practice which is behind iconic buildings and urban development across the globe.

Alpha Apartments Lewisham, Sydney, NSW, Australia – 9 Jun 2013
Design: Tony Owen Partners
Residential Building Lewisham
image from architects
Alpha Apartments Lewisham
The Alpha by Tony Owen Partners is due to start construction in July. Located in Lewisham on the fringe of the Sydney city centre, the Alpha will form the cornerstone of the new McGill design precinct. The McGill master plan, prepared by Tony Owen Partners, is envisaged as a hip mixed use designer precinct with a collection of contemporary buildings and public open spaces forming an exciting new community.

Porte de Paris, Saint-Denis, Paris, France – 29 May 2013
Design: Atelier Du Pont
Porte de Paris Building
photograph : Luc Boegly
Porte de Paris
This housing programme is part of the Porte de Paris urban development zone on the edge of the historic centre of Saint-Denis. It is located at the meeting point of two contrasting urban environments: to the west is the Rue de la Légion d’Honneur, a very busy shopping street that leads to the basilica, and to the south is the new Porte de Paris neighbourhood where public amenities rub shoulders with other activities.

Pomaret Houses, Barcelona, Spain
Design: Picharchitects
Casa Pomaret
photo : Simon Garcia
Pomaret Houses – 17 May 2013
Three challenges backbone the proposal on the one hand the need for a formal dialogue with an existing house, on the other its integration with the surrounding green space and finally the possibility of incorporating passive and active systems that advance the building`s commitment to environmental sustainability.

Post-Tsunami Housing, Kirinda, Sri Lanka
Design: Shigeru Ban Architects
Post-Tsunami Housing Sri Lanka
photo : Shu He
Sri Lanka Post-Tsunami Housing – 1 May 2013
This project provides 100 houses in a Muslim fishing village, in the region of Tissamaharama, on the southeast coast of Sri Lanka, following the destruction caused by the 2004 tsunami.

Apartment No. 1, Mahallat, Iran
Design: Architecture by Collective Terrain
Mahallat Residential Building Iran
photo : Omid Khodapanahi
Apartment Building in Iran – 1 May 2013
This project turns the inefficiency to economic and environmental advantage by reusing leftover stones for both exterior and some interior walls, and has led to the increasing adoption of stone recycling by local builders.

Lochau Housing, Austria
Design: Baumschlager Eberle
Lochau Housing
photo : Eduard Hueber
Lochau Residences – 16 Apr 2013
The better the location, the higher the density – such wishful thinking on the part of the real estate sector has had negative consequences for the location and the residents on more than one occasion. The house type with its individual variations is very precisely coordinated with the urban development system. In contrast to the customary ‘broadside’ approach of slope developments, the depth of the terrain is used here to optimise the visual corridors by having the narrow sides of the buildings face the water.

Passive House Bruck, low-energy residential building, Changxing, China
Design: Peter Ruge Architekten
Changxing Building
image courtesy of Peter Ruge Architekten
Passive Housing China – 6 Mar 2013
Peter Ruge Architekten sets new standards of sustainability through the design of “Passive Houses”, currently being built in southern China. With a 95% energy saving over that of a conventional Chinese residential building, the Passive House “Bruck” is the first housing of it’s kind to be realized in the countries damp, warm, southern climate. Construction started in February 2013.

EDEN Art Wall apartments, Sydney, Australia
Design: Tony Owen Partners
EDEN Urban Art Wall
photo from architect
EDEN Art Wall residential development – 6 Mar 2013
The Eden Art Wall apartment development explores the line between architecture and sign. This urban infill project is located in a varied and complex part of the Sydney cityscape and is visible from many vantages. The office sought to explore the possibilities of adding to the tapestry as a piece of art in the urban landscape. This building comprises 24 apartments consisting of a mix of 1bed, 2 bed and 3 bed penthouses.

Ocean Avenue Project, Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California, USA
Design: Gehry Partners, LLP
Ocean Avenue Project Santa Monica
image © Gehry Partners, LLP
Santa Monica Residential Development
The 22-story, 244-foot mixed-use building includes a 125-room hotel, 22 condominiums, 19 replacement rent-controlled units, affordable housing, a public rooftop observation deck and street-level retail and restaurants. The project also includes a new 36,000 sqft museum campus that consists of two landmarked buildings that will be adaptively reused and preserved as well as a Gehry Partners designed cultural building with exhibition space and museum plaza.

Hammersmith Student Accommodation, London, UK
Design: Make Architects
Pure Hammersmith Student Accommodation
image from architects
Hammersmith Student Accommodation – 6 Mar 2013
The Pure Hammersmith student accommodation development on Shepherd’s Bush Road reached a key milestone this week, with the arrival on site of the first of the modular bedroom ‘pods’ being used in the scheme.

Colville Estate Towers, north east London, England
Design: NL Architects + WHAT Architecture
Colville Estate Buildings
image from architects
Colville Estate Housing – 27 Feb 2013
Columnar Towers is a proposal for a residential development of 199 apartments in Hackney. The project is part of a masterplan by Karakusevic Carson Architects for the regeneration of the Colville Estate.

University of Southern Denmark Student Housing, Odense, Fyn, Denmark
Design: C.F. Møller
University of Southern Denmark Student Housing
image from architect
University of Southern Denmark Student Housing – 21 Jan 2013
The design of the new student housing for the University of Southern Denmark in Odense is based on a strong community spirit. The 250 student residences are located in three interconnected 14-storey buildings. This means that the residence has no front or back, but appears attractive from a 360-degree perspective.

Sint-Agatha-Berchem, north-central Belgium
Sint-Agatha-Berchem Housing Building Belgium
photograph : Filip Dujardin
Sint-Agatha-Berchem Housing – 8 Oct 2012
Sustainable social housing district Sint-Agatha-Berchem, sites ‘Termonde’ and ‘Gérance’.
These new social housing units are in addition to the social housing district built in 1922-1925 by architect Victor Bourgeois. On both plots, four blocks of apartments and low-energy houses have been built, classically aligned or in a sawtooth configuration.

Housing Designs

Residential Designs, alphabetical:

650 apartments, Slovenia
Ofis Arhitekti
Slovenian apartments
photograph : Tomaž Gregoric
Slovenian apartments

Accordia Housing, Cambridge, England
Design: various architects
Accordia Housing
photo © Adrian Welch
Accordia Cambridge

Adelaide Wharf, London, UK
Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
Adelaide Wharf housing
photograph © Rob Parrish
Adelaide Wharf

Beihai Fake Hills, China
Beihai Fake Hills
picture from architect
Beihai Fake Hills

BLUE Residential Tower, New York, USA
Bernard Tschumi
New York residential building
photograph : Peter Mauss/ESTO
New York residential building

Borneo houses, The Netherlands
Design: various architects
Borneo houses
photo © Adrian Welch
Borneo houses, Amsterdam

Carabanchel 16 housing, Spain
Design: Foreign Office Architects
Carabanchel Housing
photograph © Sérgio Padura
Carabanchel Housing

Carabanchel housing, Spain
Dosmasuno Arquitectos
Carabanchel housing
image from architect
Carabanchel housing blocks

Celosia Madrid, Spain
Celosia Madrid
photo © Ricardo Espinosa
Celosia Building

Chelsea Barracks, London
Design: various architects
Chelsea Barracks
image from architect
Chelsea Barracks

COR Building, Miami, USA
Oppenheim Architecture + Design
COR Building
image : dbox
COR Building

Dakota apartments, Beirut, Lebanon
Turner Associates
Beirut apartments
image from architects
Beirut apartments

Donnybrook Quarter Buildings, UK
Peter Barber, Architect
Donnybrook housing
photo © Morley von Sternberg
Donnybrook housing

Edificio Acqua apartments, Uruguay
Design: Rafael Vinoly Architects
Uruguay housing
picture from architect
Uruguay housing

Farrer Court Buildings, Singapore
Zaha Hadid Architects
Farrer Court
picture from architect
Farrer Court design

Grand Large Dunkirk, France
ANMA/Agence Nicolas Michelin & Associés
Grand Large Dunkirk
photograph : Stéphane Chalmeau
Grand Large Dunkirk

Herold Apartments, France
Jakob+MacFarlane Architectes
Paris Apartments
photo : Nicolla Borel
Herold Apartments Paris

1 Hyde Park, London
Richard Rogers Partnership
1 Hyde Park
image from architect
1 Hyde Park

Izola Housing, Slovenia
Ofis Arhitekti
Izola Housing
picture : Tomaž Gregoric
Izola Housing

Lawn Road Flats, London
Wells Coates
Lawn Road Flats
photo © Robin Lambert

Mirador Sanchinarro, Madrid, Spain
MVRDV / Blanca Lleó Associates
Mirador Building
photo : Rob’t Hart
Mirador Sanchinarro

Moulmein tower, Singapore
WOHA Architects
Moulmein tower
image from WOHA
Moulmein Tower Singapore

Newton Suites, Singapore
WOHA Architects
Newton Suites
picture : Tim Griffith
Newton Suites Singapore

Regent Place, Australia
Foster + Partners with PTW
Regent Place Sydney
image : Nigel Young_Foster + Partners
Regent Place Sydney

Residential Complex, Singapore
Singapore Housing
image © OMA / Ole Scheeren
Singapore residential development

Scotts Tower
Rem Koolhaas Architects / OMA
Singapore building
picture from Office for Metropolitan Architecture
Singapore Tower design

Silodam, The Netherlands
Amsterdam housing
photo © Adrian Welch
Silodam housing

Step Up on Fifth, USA
Pugh + Scarpa
Step Up on Fifth
photograph : John Edward Linden
Step Up on Fifth

The Whale, The Netherlands
de Architekten Cie.
The Whale
photo © Adrian Welch
The Whale building

WoZoCo Housing, The Netherlands
photo © Adrian Welch
WoZoCo Housing

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Copenhagen Housing

Edinburgh Housing

American Houses

English Houses

Buildings / photos for the Contemporary Housing Architecture page welcome.