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Stratford Skyscraper | SOM



Stratford Skyscraper offers a new residential paradigm by re-envisioning high-rise living and how London?s rich variety of residential typologies can be brought into a vertically stacked building, creating homes that are not only generous in the area but also in volume. The brief centered on people and how they interact with each other in high-rise living. The 248 residences are a combination of spacious loft-style apartments and boutique single-story homes, topped by a dramatic three-bedroom penthouse and providing a total of 13 different apartment types.

Manhattan Loft Corporation Founder and CEO, Harry Handelsman is excited about the impact The Stratford Hotel and Lofts will have on London: ?Picture the perfect 21st-century hotel, what do you see" Impeccable facilities, immaculate service, and a great location are all vital. But it needs that unique pulse those famous Manhattan hotels had, like the Carlyle, the Chelsea. A club, meeting place, hotel, and home that never treats you like you?re ordinary?. Photograph by Luke Hayes, courtesy MLC
As designers, the challenge was to design a vertical community that would work as a modern neighborhood ? that would reflect the area?s diversity and, supporting this vital social dimension, would encourage easy conversation and new connections.  Working as an integrated group of architects and engineers, the design team shaped the tower?s innovative steel and concrete form to create impressive communal spaces that would provide...
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