designing tall buildings

Within our residential and master-planning projects we have experience of designing, detailing and delivering tall buildings, most recently as part of our mixed use scheme at Elephant and Castle.

Integral to designing tall structures, we believe, is an understanding of massing, long distance as well as short views, oblique angles and the perception of perspective.

For our tower proposal in Newington Causeway we studied how to break down the mass of the tower and prevent a ‘looming’ presence, which is often the result of a small footprint with a great height, whilst enhancing the skyline.

We did this through careful physical modelling and studying window positioning, depth and shadow as well as the effect of repetition or indeed its omission.