Skyhouse takes a fresh look at residential tower high-rise in response to London’s current housing crisis. The challenge of how to develop high density housing that people want to live in and that is sustainable.
Learning from the mistakes of the past Skyhouse is designed to incorporate mixed use and mixed tenure to promote economic and social cohesion.
The ‘three leaf’ plan channels the wind through the centre of the Skyhouse cluster, driving silent turbines to generate electricity to power all common areas, thus reducing running costs and service charges.
A single Skyhouse development could provide between 240-500 homes with concierges for added security and convenience, and to actively promote a sense of community. Communal recreation spaces are incorporated into the tower to enhance the quality of life and community spirit and include skygardens, skypools, gyms and creches.
At ground level Skyhouse is integrated into the urban fabric and provides a mix of uses within podiums containing schools, libraries, community centres, cafes and shops. The final uses being determined by social need, context and economic viability.