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August 1, 2013
These four apartments serve as elevated sanctuaries that protect their residents from the city’s urgency.
Aerial view of the Cambridge Lofts Penthouse in Edmonton, Alberta

Architect Vivian Manasc first visited this condo complex in Edmonton on business, but she fell in love with the sprawling view of the city and made the penthouse apartment her home. Photo by Garth Crump.

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Originally appeared in Eco-Friendly Penthouse in Canada
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Roof deck gathering

The 1,600-square-foot roof deck of Dr. Kenneth Montague's Toronto loft is perfectly suited to entertaining with a great view of the city as a backdrop. Photo by Naomi Finlay.

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Originally appeared in Party-Friendly Apartment in Toronto
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A narrow terrace—one of three—hangs precariously over the street.

A futuristic penthouse in Vienna contrasts sharply with the traditional homes that surround it. Photo by Hertha Hurnaus.

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Originally appeared in The Penthouse Has Landed
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A view of the exterior illustrates how the apartments function as a series of intercutting glass boxes that overlay and lock into each other.

Three apartments in Wellington, New Zealand, were part of the city's transformation from sketchy to stylish. Their glass walls provide an unbeatable view of the city but their removed location makes for a peaceful ambiance. Photo by Richard Powers.

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Originally appeared in Rising Above It All
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Aerial view of the Cambridge Lofts Penthouse in Edmonton, Alberta

Architect Vivian Manasc first visited this condo complex in Edmonton on business, but she fell in love with the sprawling view of the city and made the penthouse apartment her home. Photo by Garth Crump.

Photo by Garth Crump.

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