Manhattan Loft Gardens

Client: Manhattan Loft Corporation
Architect: SOM
Scale: 1:100
Dimensions: 1125 x 750mm

This extraordinary double-cantilevered tower in London’s Stratford City has 248 lofts and apartments, three sky gardens and a design hotel, and is hailed as Europe’s most ambitious residential tower.

The 3DD studio crafted a stand-out model of the 40-storey tower, using machined acrylic strips to reproduce the building’s saw-tooth elevations, which were designed to direct light and views. The model’s glazing was designed not to touch the floor edge, but is held in place by tiny channels that were carefully cut into the sides of the painted elements.