SKHY apartments

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SKHY will contain 37 luxury apartments, all of which will incorporate sheltered outdoor living rooms.

SKHY will contain 37 luxury apartments, all of which will incorporate sheltered outdoor living rooms. Image: Jeremy Toth

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Windows have been designed to celebrate the solid mass of the concrete that frames them.

Windows have been designed to celebrate the solid mass of the concrete that frames them. Image: Jeremy Toth

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The view across Auckland City.

The view across Auckland City. Image: Jeremy Toth

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Spatial designer Emily Priest is leading the fit out of the apartments.

Spatial designer Emily Priest is leading the fit out of the apartments. Image: Jeremy Toth

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The showroom on the building's ninth level features exposed concrete and warm timbers.

The showroom on the building’s ninth level features exposed concrete and warm timbers. Image: Jeremy Toth

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Cheshire Architects has launched into the adaptive transformation of the former Winstone Tower at the top of Auckland̓s Khyber Pass, to be known as SKHY.

SKHY will contain 37 new apartments and is set at one of the highest vantage points in Auckland with some of the best-protected views, and situated within minutes of the CBD and the city-fringe suburbs.

Cheshire Architects has set about paring back the solidly built historic building, which possesses many beautiful features, including a cruciform intersection of its columns and beams, and the fine edges of its cantilevered floor plates. Huge, sheltered outdoor living rooms and new, high-performance windows have been designed to celebrate the solid mass of the concrete that frames them. Over-height ceilings and warm timbers are lit by sunshine from sunrise to sunset.

Scroll through the image gallery above to see a showroom inside the apartment building. 


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