SHOREDITCH | rooftop garden
52mē roof terrace | apartment refurbish
Long and narrow, the terrace needed dividing into areas that will increase depth and relate to the interior surfaces at the same time. The granite tiles of the kitchen floor were carried through at the same size on the exact line and similarly the wood flooring was continued with ipe decking. In turn, this creates a unified space where the terrace feels larger and the vast open plan living room is framed with foliage and focal points.
DESIGN FOR SECLUSION.
Additional privacy was required above the existing balustrade to seclude from the building opposite. Hardwood cladding was added to the section facing the living space, which at the same time provides a backdrop for the tall planters with Box balls. Bamboo is featured on both sides - set in recessed troughs, lit underneath. A terracotta buddha sculpture sits between two trios of planters forming part of an eclectic art collection.
To contrast the pale tones of the wood and stone I've used 3 strong colours in the planters - red, grey and white to give sharp relief in the outlines. The planting alternates between the four large sets of glass doors changing in height from the low curved vases to the tall tapered squares. This helps to graduate the view and divide the long and narrow space into versatile zones.
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