Tower within a Tower by Kwong von Glinow | Architecture | Dezeen

Apartments are made up of rooms stacked on top of one another in this extreme vertical housing proposal by Chicago studio Kwong von Glinow, which is the latest video in our Dezeen x MINI Living series.

Titled Tower within a Tower, the scheme tries to solve an issue that is typical in traditional “pancake stacks” of apartments – the lack of opportunity for neighbourly activity.

Kwong Von Glinow’s proposal, which won a challenge to create new housing typologies for Hong Kong, reimagines the apartment unit as a collection of spaces stacked on top of each other vertically rather than arranged on a horizontal plane.

Each customisable apartment would be assembled off-site from a selection of modules, chosen according to the needs of future inhabitants.

These units would then be brought to the site and stacked on top of each other to form an apartment building.

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