Mapleton Crescent Tower
London-based architects Metropolitan Workshop completed this stunning tower of 89 residences, of which 53 are affordable Pocket homes. The site was constrained severely, and the tower was constructed using prefabricated units greatly speeding up the construction. The green ceramic panels were developed with input from the artist Louise Rutt and change colour beautifully in different lighting conditions.
The tower creates a beautiful and striking new landmark for the area, simultaneous providing excellent housing and beautifully designed common spaces. The staircase is a particularly impressive feature, due to its vertiginous height and its sympathetic, graphical design.
Architectural Photography completed over two days. All images copyright Simon Kennedy, London Architectural Photographer.