Studio Visit: Vesta House
DSDHA’s gateway residential tower greets visitors arriving from Stratford with its unique triangular typology and flatiron appearance. Providing 120 affordable apartments, its design has been generated by a detailed analysis of daylight provision to residents, anticipating nearby high-rise buildings in the future.
Generous balconies diminish in size over the height of the building to preserve amenity to lower level apartments, while internally a spectacular 14 storey atrium brings natural daylight flooding to all floors, creating a communal space for chance encounter and a connection with nature.
The cliff like treatment of the elevations echoes the geology and history of the site where chalk seams lie close to the Lea River Valley.