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In different parts of the world—where space isn’t an option—architects are designing buildings on top of one another to maintain the needs of the residents and overpopulated cities. An apartment building can foster a large community with private residents and communal spaces. In Singapore, international firm Büro Ole Scheeren and OMA have partnered to accomplish the idea of shared living spaces with The Interlace, a vertical residential village with over 1 million-square-feet of flats and communal spaces. Architects are finding difference ways to maximize living capacities in a given area, while referencing the surrounding landscapes and interests of the residents. Read more about the story at the Guardian.

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