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A Look At Modern Apartment Buildings

By Dwell @dwell
The NF1 apartment building where Carsten Cox lives has an inner garden, in which fanciful Park Guell–inspired structures utilize the rubble of the buildings demolished to make way for it.

A Norman Foster master plan has transformed the decaying German industrial port of Duisburg into a vibrant neighborhood. “The point of building apartment buildings like NF1, creating public space and revitalizing the neighborhood, is to persuade [young professionals] to stay—and new businesses to come. We are using architecture to encourage the kind of economic restructuring that will keep Duisburg alive,” says Rolf Fehr, managing director of the Duisburg Inner Harbor Development Company, which is responsible for Cox’s penthouse and for the entire 89-hectare Inner Harbor redevelopment site. 

Photo by Hertha Hurnaus.

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