designs for roof terraces
We strive to grasp metropolitan architecture and our clients' terrace lifestyles to effectively coordinate the rebirth of a London rooftop terrace. A contemporary layout ought to be of its time, yet a garden should last beyond its garden designer's ephemeral remit. How do we achieve such an elusive premise? We design urban roof terraces as sustainable connections between the residence and its views, and when guests feel comfortable, immersed in a connective landscape, our goal's fully achieved. We therefore design with natural materials, timeless layouts and suitable flora, where enduring roof terrace elements produce lasting essence amid an eclectic skyline.
How do we solve a problem like a roof terrace planter? We start by designing a prototype, then manufacturing it! We exclusively produce every planter in our bespoke roof terrace design & build projects, and this self-reliant, versatile brainchild was driven by a rooftop scheme, when visual clarity and site engineering aspects required interlinking fluently. Since then, hundreds of distinct planter prototypes in dozens of blueprints, colours, finishes and outlines have been developed and continually evolve in new projects. There's no better way to design a seamless connection to London's rooftop landscape than to tailor a personalised object of sculptural beauty for each client, and in doing so, we provide an adequate, efficient environment for plants to thrive.
When a roof garden design stands out under a grey London skyline, it'll glisten when sunbeams re-emerge. As in every type of outdoor space, natural light is pivotal in accentuating the spatial qualities of a well-designed roof terrace. Therefore, we strive to generate high contrast between foliage and planter, surface and sky, outline and colour with balanced scale and texture. Subsequently, we integrate the London skyline into our roof terraces, creating landscapes which embrace their city surroundings. These urban terrace recollections, for us Londoners, often resurface in a cloudscape forming above a Thames quayside, or the nightscape at sundown across a dockside panorama, where each nuance evokes roof terrace inspiration.
We consistently commence a project's design process by considering access feasibility, before we put pen to paper to design a new roof terrace. Unique sites inspire great roof terraces, yet limitations often evolve into advantages when certain aspects seem unfeasible. Some of our most inspiring, logistic eureka moments materialise through brainstorming with clients at a rooftop project's cul-de-sac. Designing and building London roof terraces carries responsibilities, not only to our diverse clientele, but also to neighbouring residences with shared vistas, the environment and a sustainable London landscape. That's why we love a challenge – A roof terrace design & build challenge!