Canaletto

UNStudio’s design for the Canaletto tower incorporates the remodelling of the facade, a streamlining of the building’s mass and a contrasting of scale and detail untypical of a residential tower. Near and distant townscape views are enhanced through scale, detail and material variation.

Canaletto - Courtesy of UNStudio

Canaletto – Courtesy of UNStudio

The building facade creates a modelled elevation in which clusters of adjacent floors are grouped together. Using both textured and smooth materials contrasts with the expected contemporariness of a typical high-rise metal construction and lends the facade a residential ‘twist’. Sustainability benefits are achieved by the surface modelling that creates opportunities for shading, balancing good internal daylight and views with reduced heat gains.

Canaletto - Courtesy of UNStudio

Canaletto – Courtesy of UNStudio

The Canaletto residential tower is located half-way between Old Street and Angel Stations in Islington and comprises of a 31-storey tower with a variety of one, two and three bedroom apartments. Offering waterside living, the tower will also include secure underground parking, swimming pool, gymnasium, resident’s cinema, restaurant, entertainment centre and a sky terrace on the 24th floor.

Canaletto - Courtesy of UNStudio

Canaletto – Courtesy of UNStudio

Project Info
Architects: UNStudio
Location: London, England
Client: Orion City Road Trustee Limited
Year: 2016
Type: Residential/ Retail/ Mixed use

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