Here is one example of a modern approach to residential living. But even the MDB poprosed M-Tech residential is definitely a more contemporary approach to the typical model.
Practice Associate Professor of Architecture
M.Arch., Institute of Higher Professional Architectural Education, Rotterdam; M.Arch.AAD at Columbia University, NYC  .
Associate Professor of Practice at University of Pennsylvania, teaches advanced architectural design studios and is Director of the Post-Professional Program. Previously taught at Columbia University & Harvard University. Principal of Archi-Tectonics, New York since 1994. Juror and lecturer at several national and international Architecture Schools, including Cornell University, the Architectural Association in London and AIA-NY.
Recipient of numerous grants and awards. Monograph: Winka Dubbeldam Architect, (1996). Archi-tectonics has realized several significant residential and commercial projects in Manhattan. Recent projects include: a private residence & guesthouse in Upstate New York; a new 11-story mixed-use building in Soho, NYC; a residence in Vera Cruz, Mexico; three residential towers in Rotterdam.