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Contemporary Housing Designs

Major Residential Architecture Projects from around the world

post updated 30 June 2023


Contemporary Housing Design

We’ve selected what we feel are the key examples of Contemporary Housing Designs. We aim to include good quality design-led residential buildings.

We cover completed Residential buildings, new building designs, architectural exhibitions and architecture competitions across the world. The focus is on contemporary Residential buildings but information on traditional buildings is also welcome.

We have 6 pages of Contemporary Housing selections.

Contemporary Housing : news + key projects

Contemporary Housing Designs : A-C (this page)

Housing Architecture : D-F

New Housing : G-Q

New Housing Designs : K-Q

Housing Designs : R-Z

Contemporary Residential Design

Key Residential Buildings – latest additions, arranged chronologically:

M Building, Paris, France
Design: Stephane Maupin & Partners
M Building Paris - Contemporary Housing Designs
photo : Cécile Septet
M Building in Paris – 28 Feb 2013
The project takes place in the north Pierre Rebiere Street is a 600 meters long and 25 meters wide straight line. It is surrounded by the Batignoles’ cemetery on one side and by the back entrance of the international high school Honoré de Balzac on the other. The transformation of this narrow abandoned street allows the establishment of whole string of new buildings.

Boxtree Housing, North Harrow, north west London
Design: YOOP Architects
North Harrow Building - Contemporary Housing Designs
photo © Tim Crocker
Boxtree Housing – 19 Oct 2012
YOOP Architects announce completion of affordable housing project in Harrow. ‘Fabric first’ approach promises reduced energy bills for residents. The development was built according to a demanding brief from the Origin Housing Group, whose priorities include reducing fuel poverty in the borough; they also wanted the finished housing to provide privacy and security in this challenging corner position.

Çubuklu Vadi Residences, Istanbul, Turkey
Design: EAA-Emre Arolat Architects
Çubuklu Vadi Istanbul Building - Contemporary Housing Designs
picture from architects
Çubuklu Vadi Residences – 4 Oct 2012
The main inputs in the design of this project for a suburban residence and hotel complex to be built on a 1.5 million-m2 area were contextual features such as the unusual slope of the lot, the dense vegetation, and the view toward the north, as well as the effects of architectural languages regarding imagery which to a great extent have been exhausted in settlement projects previously carried out in the vicinity, plus the client’s expectations.

Can Bisa, Vilassar de Mar, Catalonia, Spain
Design: Batlle i Roig, arquitectes
Vilassar de Mar Housing
photograph : A. Flajszer
Catalan Housing – 4 Oct 2012
Can Bisa is a late-19th century mansion now owned by Vilassar de Mar Council. Situated on the Riera de Cabrils watercourse, it occupies part of a street block that used to include a factory, now demolished. Its historic and heritage value and the strategic position it occupies in the town as a whole led the Council to consider it the ideal venue for a cultural facility, completing the complex with a social housing block.

Bloc_10, Winnpieg, Canada
Design: 5468796 Architecture Inc
Canadian Residential Building - Contemporary Housing Designs
photo : James Brittain Photography
Winnipeg Residential Building – added 4 Oct 2012
This residential building is a multi-family housing project that strives to re-imagine and re-invent the market-driven condominium. The developer wanted a modestly priced building. The resulting three-storey, 10-unit condominium building was modelled after the ‘white-box’ concept: each buyer purchases an unfinished unit with basic plumbing, heating and electrical systems.

Ajuda Housing, Lisbon, southern Portugal
4º nʼajuda Lisboa - Contemporary Housing Designs
photo : invisiblegentleman
New Housing in Portugal – 14 Jun 2012
“This project is very special to us. First, because the client is special – enjoys architecture, understands our proposals and modifications, and above all, is enthusiastic with the project as much as we are!”

Chelsea Barracks, London
Design: various architects
Chelsea Barracks Contemporary Housing Designs
image from architect
Chelsea Barracks
The outline of the Chelsea Barracks masterplan, which will cost around £3bn, will see the 13-acre property that used to house the Queen’s guard transformed to include up to 448 houses and flats. The approval comes two years after the site’s owners Qatari Diar withdrew their plans following Prince Charles’ objections to architect designs by Richard Rogers.

Residential Building Designs, alphabetical:

108 rue de Picpus housing, France
Social Housing Paris
photo : Benoit Fougeirol
Social Housing Paris

335-337 Bromley Road, London
Allies and Morrison
Sustainable London Housing
image from architect firm
Sustainable London Housing

650 apartments, Slovenia
Ofis Arhitekti
Slovenian apartments - Contemporary Housing Designs
photograph : Tomaž Gregoric
Slovenian apartments

Abbott’s Wharf Housing, London, UK
Jestico + Whiles
Abbotts Wharf Housing
picture from architect
Abbott’s Wharf Housing

Abito Building, Manchester, England
Abito apartments - Contemporary Housing Designs
image : David Barbour/BDP
Abito 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

Am Eulachpark, Switzerland
Burkhalter Sumi Architekten
Am Eulachpark Housing
image : Heinrich Helfenstein
Am Eulachpark Housing

Anthony House, London
Fraser Brown MacKenna Architects
Hackney housing
photograph : James Morris
Pembury Estate Hackney

Apartment House Zvezda, Slovenia
Sadar Vuga Arhitekti
Slovenia housing
picture : Hisao Suzuki
Slovenia housing

Apartment Gradaška, Slovenia
Sadar Vuga Arhitekti
Slovenian house
image : Hisao Suzuki
Slovenian apartment house

1-5 Bateman Mews, London
Anne Thorne Architects Partnership
Bateman Mews Contemporary Housing Designs
photo © Ioana Marinescu
Bateman Mews Property

Beihai Fake Hills, China
Beihai Fake Hills Contemporary Housing Designs
picture from architect studio
Beihai Fake Hills

Bicycle Building, France
Hérault Arnod Architectes
Grenoble housing
photo © André Morin
Grenoble housing

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 - Contemporary Housing Designs
photo © Adrian Welch
Borneo houses, Amsterdam

Buenos Aires Apartment Block, Argentina
Jacoby Treibel Arquitectos
Buenos Aires Residential Development
photo : Luis Abregú
Buenos Aires Apartments

Bundeena Housing, Australia
Tony Owen NDM
Bundeena Housing
picture from architect
Bundeena Housing

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

Cardinet-Chalabre, Paris, France
LAN Architecture
Cardinet-Chalabre Paris Contemporary Housing Designs
image from architect

Celosia Madrid, Spain
Celosia Madrid Contemporary Housing Designs
photo © Ricardo Espinosa
Celosia Building

Chelsea Apartments, London
Architects: Dixon.Jones
Chelsea Apartments - Contemporary Housing Designs
image from architect
Chelsea Apartments

21 Chesham Place, London
Architect: Foster + Partners
Chesham Place apartments
image from architect
Chesham Place apartments

Clara, Australia
Elenberg Fraser Architects
Clara South Yarra
image © Pointilism
Clara South Yarra

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

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Housing Architecture – No Images

Contemporary Housing – no images/links, alphabetical:

Apartment building, Üetliberg, Switzerland

Fuhrimann & Hächler

The Atlantis Condominium, Miami, Florida, USA

Axis – Twin Condominium Towers, Miami, Florida, USA


Byker Wall, Newcastle, England
Ralph Erskine Architect

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Architectural Designs

Copenhagen Housing

American Houses

English Houses

Buildings / photos for the Contemporary Housing Design page welcome