YOO Book: Vertical Living

23 July 2019

More people than ever before are living in apartment buildings high above cities.

To meet the growing demand for dynamic urban environments, striking new buildings have become “vertical villages” that offer comfort, diversity, and refreshing atmospheres reminiscent of clubs or hotels.

Vertical Living profiles a range these spaces, which demonstrate an ever more sophisticated style palette while facing the challenges that arise when the walls are made of glass.

Taking a tour through the inspirational and innovative world of YOO’s global design projects the book explores the evolution of communities at the heart of the vibrant metropolis. Each chapter features interviews with designers—including Philippe Starck, Marcel Wanders, Jade Jagger, Steve Leung and Kelly Hoppen—who have embraced new vertical spaces and changes in lifestyle to produce an impressive range of open-plan living spaces and spa-style bathrooms, as well as new integral features of vertical living: glorious lobbies, communal relaxation areas, sky terraces, and rooftop dining. With examples from cities including Mumbai, Panama City, Istanbul, Marrakech, and Moscow, among others, the book reveals some of the most beautiful—and breathtaking—examples of city living.

Including 140 colour illustrations and thought-provoking discussions by YOO’s CEO and Founder John Hitchcox, and revered design writer and journalist, Dominic Bradbury, the book is an insightful exploration of how great design and extraodinary living spaces can shape the lives we lead for the better.

As John Hitchcox explains in his personal introduction, “These are the new community spaces – the modern-day campfires around which residents can relax, discuss the issues of the day, share ideas, interests and wisdom and watch their children grow up.”

Vertical Living is available to buy through Amazon

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