Manhattan Loft Gardens.
This shimmering, cantilevered 42-storey tower has 248 apartments and incorporates a hotel and three open-air sky gardens. Designed by renowned global architects SOM, the tower’s simple form conceals complex geometric engineering that allows a façade of transparent and solid panels of glass and terracotta. Sky gardens are a modern take on traditional London garden squares, while the triple-height entrance lobby links with a piazza to provide an impressive sense of arrival.
High-spec apartments, right, range from studios to penthouses. These double-height spaces have expensive interior design — a look that might be described as “Milan-modern”. The building overlooks the Olympic Park and is moments from Westfield shopping mall and Stratford International train station. Prices from £400,000. Call 020 7531 2512.