1st Edition

Modern Apartment Design

Edited By Guy Marriage Copyright 2022
    356 Pages 30 Color & 85 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    356 Pages 30 Color & 85 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    356 Pages 30 Color & 85 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Modern Apartment Design provides guidelines to the design of modern apartment buildings as well as a summation of current cutting-edge practice in engineered timber construction.

    The book covers a brief history of apartment buildings around the world, with a broad outline of different types of apartment blocks. It has a strong focus on the design and actual construction of apartment buildings, especially those utilising mass timber, such as cross-laminated timber and laminated veneer lumber. It also features six Case Study chapters from industry-leading practitioners in the area, enabling best practice in architecture and engineering of these new apartment building types to be more widely understood and propagated worldwide.

    The fully illustrated, full-colour case studies span the globe and include: Clearwater Quay in Christchurch, New Zealand (Pacific Environments NZ); Wynyard Central East 2 in Auckland, New Zealand (Architectus); Dalton Works in London, UK (Waugh Thistleton Architects); Mjøstårnet, Brumunddal, Norway (Voll Arkitekter); Brock Commons Tallwood House student housing in Vancouver, Canada (Acton Ostry Architects); and Regensbergstrasse apartments in Zurich, Switzerland (Dreicon). The book will be of great interest to architects and architecture students.



    List of abbreviations


    List of contributors

    Chapter 1 – Introduction

    Guy Marriage

    Chapter 2 – Street life

    Sara Shabahang and Guy Marriage

    Chapter 3 – Looking back

    Emina Kristina Petrovic and Guy Marriage

    Chapter 4 – Apartment block typologies

    Guy Marriage

    Chapter 5 – Sunshine, daylight, healthy living and sustainability

    Guy Marriage

    Chapter 6 – Structure and materiality

    Nabil Jose Allaf

    Chapter 7 – Sustainable timber future

    Guy Marriage

    Chapter 8 – Embodied carbon

    Emily Newmarch

    Chapter 9 – Prefabrication

    Pamela Bell

    Chapter 10 – Residential Core design

    Guy Marriage

    Chapter 11 – Apartment planning

    Guy Marriage

    Chapter 12 – Fire, acoustics and Services

    Guy Marriage

    Chapter 13 – Facades and cladding

    Guy Marriage and Nabil Jose Allaf

    Chapter 14 – Balcony – the garden in the sky

    Guy Marriage

    Chapter 15 – Exporting apartments – lessons in prefab from the North

    Joseph Sturm

    Chapter 16 – Case Study 1 – Clearwater Quays

    Pacific Environments NZ: Roger French and Enovate: Michael Newcombe

    Chapter 17 – Case Study 2 – Wynyard Central East 2

    Architectus: Patrick Clifford

    Chapter 18 – Case Study 3 – Dalston Works

    Waugh Thistleton Architects: Kieran Walker and Guy Marriage

    Chapter 19 – Case Study 4 – Mjøstårnet

    Voll Arkitekter: Øystein Elgsaas

    Chapter 20 – Case Study 5 – Brock Commons: Tallwood House

    Acton Ostry Architects: Russell Acton and Guy Marriage

    Chapter 21 – Case Study 6 – Regensbergstrasse

    Dreicon: Joe Kaps and Guy Marriage


    List of Figures

    List of Tables




    Guy Marriage is an architect, registered in Britain and in New Zealand. Now teaching construction, design and building science at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand, he gained construction experience from over two decades in practice, with 11 years working in architectural practices in London including Colman Architects, Jestico + Whiles, and Foster + Partners. Returning to New Zealand in 2000, he worked for 7 years at the Studio of Pacific Architecture and was one of the founding directors of First Light Studio in 2012. He has experience in projects that range in scale from small homes, prefabricated houses, and apartment buildings, as well as shopping centres, multi-storey office buildings, and two of the largest Jubilee Line underground railway stations in London. In 2019, he published his first book Tall: The Design and Construction of High-Rise Architecture.

    For further details, please visit: www.tallconstruction.org