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Columnar Towers: Colville Estate Competition Entry / NL Architects + WHAT Architecture

01:00 - 6 March, 2013
Columnar Towers: Colville Estate Competition Entry / NL Architects + WHAT Architecture, Courtesy of NL Architects + WHAT Architecture
Courtesy of NL Architects + WHAT Architecture

The proposal by NL Architects and WHAT Architecture for the Columnar Towers: Colville Estate competition attempts to mitigate the effects of a large massing of residences by breaking each tower into a 'bundle' of seven smaller towers, or ‘columns’. Each mini-tower is formed by simple 'stacks' of single apartments. This residential development of 199 apartments in Hackney, London is part of a masterplan by Karakusevic Carson Architects for the regeneration of the Colville Estate. More images and architects’ description after the break.