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This small terrace is a haven to escape to from the busy river scene below. Mediterranean flora copes well with the blustery wind and is kept low enough to frame the expansive views of the London skyline. With St Paul's Cathedral immediately behind and Tate modern in front, the array of landmarks at a 360 degree panorama is unparalleled.

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MILLENNIUM BRIDGE | small terrace design

50mē terrace | riverside new build


The penthouse apartments at the top of Sir John Lyon House in High Timber Street EC4 offer exceptional views at this major intersection of the River Thames. Designed by local London designers RM Architects, the building's layout had to comply with strict regulations set out in the St Paul's Heights Policy Area. The small terrace, set out above the living room, offers an intimate space with a spectacular vista running along the axis between Tate Modern and St Paul's Cathedral - right beside Millennium Bridge.


The main space, at 30sqm, is lined with ipe hardwood decking, stainless steel and glass handrails. A further 20sqm is allocated beside the glass lantern entrance, which is used as a secondary planting area. The site conditions, needless to say, are fairly polluted with strong winds - facing south the terrace gets fairly hot in sunny conditions. With the client spending time between London and the Algarve, this presented the opportunity to create a Mediterranean retreat. This would introduce vegetation that can withstand the environment, but also be reminiscent of the clients' Portuguese home.


In order to contrast the mixed, dainty foliage I've taken a more minimalist approach in the design of the bespoke powder coated planters. Adding to the contemporary context is the weatherproof white leather sofas by Manutti from Belgium. Accents of orange in the recessed square planters follow the colour in the cladding of the building. The terrace offers expansive views of many of London's major river landmarks - the Shard to left, the Globe Theatre, Tate Modern, Millennium Bridge, and London Eye in front and St Paul's Cathedral as the backdrop.

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