Architect James Garvan has run a solo practice since 2016. Yet each project he works on adopts a notable – and intentional – culture of collaboration between those involved: architect, resident, builder, landscape designer and so on. A few pages overleaf in the feature section we look at emerging housing typologies that respond to the ever-expanding population and the need for affordable housing. Moreover, many of the models have the added benefit of fostering a sense of community and culture between residents. This can be privately through shared gardens and essential facilities, or publicly in the form of coffee shops, retail spaces and small offices housed within the building.