There is a land shortage in Singapore, compelling the search for different models of high-rise housing. Singapore’s experience breaks with the dual stereotypes that high-rise construction is expensive, and that an apartment in a skyscraper is a privilege of the rich. Reflecting the strategy of providing the average consumer with affordable and comfortable housing, there is a rapid growth of design and construction of high-rise residential complexes in Singapore. This process is based on the principles of sustainable urban development, minimizing environmental impact, and maximizing energy efficiency. A clear standard of comfort for public housing has been developed, including a set of required improvements of the site, in the structure of residential towers and in apartment layout.