Fourteen months since our last update, and progress at the site of Rocket Investments' Atlas in East London's Tech City district has been moving along well, the 40-storey sculptural tower designed by Make Architects now all but complete. Soon to be home to 302 units' worth of residential, the 152-metre Atlas has cut a fine figure from its location at 30-60 South Lambeth Road, joined by its diminutive, but no less striking 9-storey office counterpart, the dynamic duo seen together in the images below. 

Atlas, tower and office block, image by Flickr user David Holt via Creative Commons

Featuring a series of setbacks and what has been described a "blade-like" massing, Atlas's innovative, stepped silhouette makes for a fine addition to East London's Tech City district, the real-life project highly reminiscent of a 3D model.

Atlas, three-quarter view, image by Flickr user David Holt via Creative Commons

Adding to Atlas' striking, tech-friendly appearance, the pixelated facade, vaguely evocative of a defragmenting hard drive, serves the two structures well, the multi-tone colour scheme contrasting nicely against the London skyline. 

Atlas' pixelated facade an excellent match for Tech City, image by Flickr user David Holt via Creative Commons

Once complete, Atlas will be a welcome addition to East London's Tech City district, the injection of residential plus office space offering a good balance of uses to the quickly evolving neighbourhood. 

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Related Companies:  Make, Rocket Investments