Modern Rooftop Making
Every lighting cable, irrigation pipe, stone pedestal, deck board and leafstalk which composes a roof garden requires the utmost TLC, and the team constructing these elements into a liveable, state-of-the-art outdoor space engages in one of the most challenging, yet rewarding construction practices. Roof garden making entails a unique design & build process, when client reciprocation extends into diverse fields of site logistics, intricate detailing and landscaping integration, amid a complex urban backdrop. In London, where myriads of rooftop garden settings perch above riverbanks, parklands, canals, busy crossroads and commercial districts, we design, construct and landscape robust roof gardens, which are personal, architectural and maintainable.
Design & Words: Amir Schlezinger
Location: Central London SW8. Size: 220sqm. Style: modern coastal roof garden. Duration: 3 months. Landscaping: Iroko decks, concrete buff pavers, curved raised beds, putting green, sculptural succulents.
Location: London SW1. Size: 80sqm. Style: contemporary urban roof garden. Duration: 4 weeks. Landscaping: built-in benches, sandstone paving with LED strip lighting, bespoke planters, hardwood decking.
Location: North London N6. Size: 40sqm. Style: modern roof garden in a lush, private woodland. Duration: 3 weeks. Landscaping: cantilevered steps, custom-built barbecue, stone and decked surfaces, tailor-made hardwood screening, specially designed tree planters and troughs.
Location: South London, SE1. Size: 120sqm. Style: contemporary roof garden in a converted wharf. Duration: 3 weeks. Landscaping: tiles, artificial grass, woven screen, steps, planters, heating, sound.
Location: London E1. Size: 50qm. Style: modern penthouse roof garden. Duration: 2 weeks. Landscaping: powder-coated glass balustrades and one-off planters, Cedar screen, green wall, upper rooftop garden with synthetic grass, seating, culinary herbs and telescopic ladder access.
Location: Central London EC1. Size: 60qm. Style: contemporary roof garden. Duration: 3 weeks. Landscaping: rendered raised beds, Cedar deck and storage, 1-metre sandstone pavers, artificial grass, lighting.
Location: South West London SW6. Size: 22qm. Style: private luxury roof garden. Duration: 2 weeks. Landscaping: bespoke Cedar arbour with movable louvres, porcelain tiles, slate coping, galvanised steel louvred balustrade with an Oak handrail, custom-made stainless steel planters and Hunza light fittings, Cedar-clad hot tub, exotic planting.