A Look Inside Architect Ian Simpson's Manchester Penthouse

A sprawling two-story penthouse with a 23-foot tall garden.

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“Every architectural prize goes to some house that’s got a square edge and a big window that overlooks the sea. And it’s just boring to me,” reflects Ian Simpson. The renowned English architect was able to grasp concepts of physicality and structure at a very young age, having been drawn to the teachings of great architectural thinkers like Frank Lloyd Wright. Filmmaker Emile Rafael was recently invited to Simpson’s sprawling two-story penthouse on the 47th floor of the Beetham Tower — designed by Simpson himself — in Manchester, UK, where mid-century Scandinavian and Italian collectibles fortify contemporary furniture pieces in an exquisite arrangement of Old World meets New. The home’s crowning display is Simpson’s seven meter high (approximately 23 feet) garden of trees and plants that brings a natural warmth to the urban high-rise. Take a tour of Ian Simpson’s home in the video above.

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