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A celebration of Australia's vibrant and innovative urban architecture, from minimalist to extravagant, from economically planned to lavishly spacious. Long esteemed for its magnificent beach and bush environments, Australia has become equally renowned for its city living. The country's urban lifestyle is catered to by a profusion of cultural venues, restaurants, bars, cafés, hotels, sports clubs, and boutiques, yet life in the twenty-first-century city remains reassuringly domestic. Today's cities are home to genuine communities—singles and couples, families and extended families, professionals and retired people, all attracted to the convenience, the culture, and the aesthetic of urban living. The last five years have seen an unprecedented proliferation of exciting residential projects by a new generation of architects. Apartments and townhouses, industrial conversions, and extensions: Australia City Living showcases fifty recent projects in all the major cities of Australia. They include high-rise developments, where the cityscape provides an awe-inspiring backdrop to the daily domestic routine; bold contemporary townhouses, some of them adapted from Victorian period dwellings; and warehouses and factories converted to living spaces, often with traces of their original crumbling brickwork and plaster remaining alongside pristine new interiors. In areas that used to be sprawling suburbs but are increasingly part of the city's inner orbit, new villas ingeniously maximize the space and light available on ever-smaller plots. 390 color illustrations.

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