The Home series is devoted to interior design and decoration, and presented in a handy format. Leading architects and interior specialists provide inspirational and unique designs that are packed with impressive ideas for your own home. Apartments are designed for city lifestyles and their specifications may be more restrictive than for houses, often having less available space and a lack of natural light. They also have to offer a refuge from the aggressive world outside, with its noise and pollution. All of these factors combine to make city apartments a real design challenge and an appealing exercise in interior design: improving the circulation between the various living spaces, adapting the layout to modern lifestyles, creating views through the home and making the best possible use of the available space. Furnishing compact volumes, decorating a box that has no character, integrating different functions to create a harmonious home: this can be a tricky job for the architect and interior designer. This book presents recent projects by renowned architects and designers who have responded magnificently to these challenges. These classic and contemporary apartments and lofts, some spread over two or even three floors, have all been transformed into distinctive and impressive homes.