In dense Asian metropolises such as Hong Kong and Singapore, apartment dwelling has for decades been an integral part of urban life. Elsewhere in the region, such as in large Australia cities, a noticeable lifestyle shift is under way, seeing a boom in construction of inner-city apartment blocks, and the recycling of historic (and often industrial) structures into residential building. Indeed, all over the Asia Pacific region, there are many fine examples of thoughtful and stylish apartment interior design. Collected here are some of the most intriguing examples, which, despite their varied locations, all share a common characteristic the provision of an inner realm where unique design tactics have been specifically tailored to personal lifestyles. Explore these zones of unbridled self-expression, and snatch a peek at some well-designed lives.Cheng, Kelley is the author of 'Designed Life Apartments ', published 2006 under ISBN 9789812452689 and ISBN 9812452680.