HIGHGATE | rooftop terrace
40m≤ roof terrace | private residence
Although the houses in Highfields Grove present conservative brickwork, the interiors are modern. The roof terrace was previously laid out to a traditional arrangement, which needed updating. The square shape was static and I wanted to add movement and enlarge the apparent space. The deck lines increase depth outwards, then is angled to the left towards a focal point architectural Paperbark maple - the tree blends in beautifully with the wood in its shape and deciduous form.
Five steps lead out down to the terrace and I wanted to create a light appearance. I therefore designed floating sandstone stairs, dressed onto a concealed steel frame. The 1.5 metres wide treads not only provide a generous detail, but are also lit underneath. A further LED strip, following the shape of deck demarcates the stone and wood areas.
A hardwood screen was designed to surround the terrace to add safety and provide a sense of enclosure above the parapet walls. This material was further used in the design of the built in barbeque. A gas rotisserie was incorporated into a slate work top with stainless steel detailing throughout. A herb bed was integrated into the slate top to provide culinary usage.
Similar projects: Millennium Bridge small terrace | Chelsea rooftop | Covent Garden roof | Battersea terrace