Movie: Skyhouse by David Hotson
and Ghislaine Viñas


This movie tours the interior of New York penthouse apartment Skyhouse, which contains a quadruple-height living room, columns with climbing treads and a tubular steel slide that plunges down from the attic.

Skyhouse by David Hotson and Ghislaine Viñas

Architect David Hotson and interior designer Ghislaine Viñas collaborated on the renovation, which involved restructuring the uppermost storeys of a late nineteenth century tower in lower Manhattan to accommodate a family residence.

Skyhouse by David Hotson and Ghislaine Viñas

The movie shows how the rooms of the apartment are connected to one another with indoor balconies and a faceted stairwell, but that residents can also climb up one of the existing steel columns or glide down using the two-stage slide.

Skyhouse by David Hotson and Ghislaine Viñas

The apartment was completed earlier this year - see more images of Skyhouse in our earlier story or see more buildings with indoor slides.

Skyhouse by David Hotson and Ghislaine Viñas

The movie was produced by Build Pictures. Still photography is by David Hotson.

Architect: David Hotson
Interior design: Ghislaine Viñas
Construction: SilverLining Interiors

  • jaxe

    Good luck using it in winter, though it seems like a great way to get your laundry from the bedroom to the kitchen.

  • Laura Maggi

    It reminds me of the Carsten Höller slide at Tate Modern.

  • SNP

    You wouldn’t want to spill your coffee on the top floor.

  • Concerned Citizen

    It sure makes you walk funny.

  • Nice

    Seems like designing for the One Percent is great fun. And I don’t mean that in a sarcastic way.

  • pike

    Big silver anus at the beginning of the video.

  • interior girl

    Absolutely stunning, would love to live in this.

  • Sami

    A design that saturates your senses, a design that delights you physically and spiritually, a place where you can live healthily, a place that can grant you a moment of a mystic serenity – these are all the aims of architecture.

  • bonsaiman

    The quintessential ivory tower. To die for.

  • Ann

    Absolutely extraordinary, would love to see it in person for a fundraiser or such.

  • Matt Klopper

    Self indulgent crap.

  • Phillip McPherson

    This is a home not an amusement park. Are they f…ng nuts! The movie is on Quaaludes, which is surely the wrong speed for this E ride. I would love to hear Lewis Black on Jon Stewart after he saw this. I’ll see if I can get the URL to him.