Frankfurt-based architecture firm STEFAN FORSTER ARCHITEKTEN successfully unites the building achievements of the golden ‘20s with the needs of today’s city residents. In our interview, lead architect Stefan Forster explains how.

“One of today’s most important trends when it comes to residential living is the renaissance of the city, also known as reurbanisation,”illustrates Forster.“Cities are growing globally. People move from the country back to the city and make the conscious decision to live in an urban environment. Urban living solutions therefore become increasingly important focal points.” ” The questions that come up are how to create affordable living spaces for all city residents including student halls and subsidised social housing, how to make efficient use of limited space in prospering cities and how to ‘build green’.