Fragmented unitized module in a residential tower in UK (001)

The architects’ challenge in the NIDO building is to combine the residential use with the image of a high tertiary tower in the center of London guaranteeing the adequate level of comfort. To do so, they resort to two fundamental strategies. Firstly, the fragmentation of the facade plane in different areas, according to the different housing units. This firs strategy permits to combine views, ventilation and solar protection. Secondly, construction using unitized panels. The second strategy makes it easier to work at certain heights, reducing construction time and improving quality.

Nido Spitalfields

Location: 
94-100 Middlesex St
London
E17LF
United Kingdom
Year of construction: 
2007
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Ph1, Ph2, Ph3: Cristina Pardal

Ph4: From Spitalfields' website

Ph5, Ph6, Ph7: From tpbennett's website