Vesta House: A Case Study for an Open Approach to Housing Design in London

Zhang, J. and Saunt, D. 2015. Vesta House: A Case Study for an Open Approach to Housing Design in London. The Future of Open Building Conference . Zurich 09 - 11 Sep 2015 ETH Zürich. https://doi.org/10.3929/ethz-a-010578876

TitleVesta House: A Case Study for an Open Approach to Housing Design in London
AuthorsZhang, J. and Saunt, D.
TypeConference paper
Abstract

Designed by DSDHA, Vesta House is as an example of a new housing typology that emerged from the delivery of a gateway tower for the Olympic Village at the London 2012 Games. The realisation of this bespoke building exemplifies three aspects of DSDHA’s design methodology that speak to the idea of ‘openness’, namely future openness, contextual openness, and social openness. This paper will explicate how DSDHA anticipated future changes to the urban density of the local area beyond the Games, responded to the immediate specificity of its context, and approached tenure mixture in a radically new way.

KeywordsOlympics, London, Vesta House, Masterplan, Residential, DSDHA
Year2015
ConferenceThe Future of Open Building Conference
PublisherETH Zürich
Publisher's version
Publication dates
Published2016
Book titleProceedings of the Future of Open Building Conference
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.3929/ethz-a-010578876
Web address (URL) of conference proceedingshttp://www.openbuilding2015.arch.ethz.ch/conference-proceedings.html
Web address (URL)https://www.research-collection.ethz.ch/handle/20.500.11850/110848

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