An overview of projects, products and exclusive articles about rooftop

Project • By PCA-STREAMOffices


Thanks to PCA-STREAM’s project, the complex at 173–175 Haussmann recovers urban legibility that measuring up to its exceptional location a stone’s throw away from Place de l’Étoile, magnified by a majestic entrance at the bow of the building.   Finally brought together in a coherent manner, via an overhaul of distribution, the new complex offers floors that are flexible, open, bright, and pleasant, fitted out by RF Studio with a view to addressing the challenges of tomorrow’s workspaces. They are supplemented with outstanding common areas designed by PCASTREAM, including a triple-height atrium serving as a new village square for employees, but also a livable landscaped terrace.   A hybrid g... More

Project • By Surfacing SolutionBars

Dear Irving on Hudson

Great interior design by DMDesign at Dear Irving On Hudson, the highest Manhattan open-air rooftop bar & cocktail lounge in New York City. Located at Aliz Hotel Times Square. Real wood tambour veneer panels on all interior walls creates a warm, intimate, and welcoming lounge experience at this NY City hotspot  More

Project • By DuradekStudent Housing

Lofts at Mercer Landing

Overlooking the stadium at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia, you will find an expansive roof top recreation area atop a university housing complex. The expansive recreational roof deck common area was completed with Duradek Heritage Agate with cool roof qualities. Applied with adhesives, the 6 ft widths of vinyl sheets were heat welded for a completely water-tight seal. Duradek is installed only by applicators that are trained in the techniques required to integrate the membrane into the building envelope. The 10,000 sq. ft. rooftop terrace is a highly used outdoor amenity for The Lofts student housing so shutting down access for maintenance is a troublesome prospect. With Duradek™, maintenance is minimal and requires no recoating... More

Product • By Unity Surfacing SystemsPave-Land Series

Pave-Land Series

Our 1.75” and 2” thick Pave-Land Series is designed to meet and exceed all of your project needs for use on infant/ toddler playground areas (yielding a 4ft and 5ft fall rating), rooftops, recreational areas, fitness facilities and more. It is the foundation for a smart, long-term investment in durability and beauty that will last for years to come.As the industry leader, the superior raw materials we provide, coupled with our proprietary manufacturing process, unique design and large size product gives you the strongest, highest quality, environmentally friendly rubber tile system above all overs.All of our products are independently laboratory tested with respect to ASTM, CPSC, AD, FM safety standards and guidelines to be inst... More

Project • By deamicisarchitettiApartments

Park House

The renovation project of an apartment in the historic center of Milan, located on the seventh floor with simultaneous expansion on the roof terrace, has placed us in front of the now increasingly recurring theme of "building on the built". The design choice consists in the realization of a volume, almost entirely in glass and polished steel, set back from the façade wire for its vertical components and instead re-aligned to the horizontal ones. This volumetric decomposition allows, from a perceptual point of view, to relegate the new glazed façade on the background plane and to make the horizontal brise-soleil protagonist; "glass shards" with different orientations and lengths, allows to fragment the physicality of the artifa... More

Project • By Surfacedesign, IncResidential Landscape

Atelier Luxury Apartments Landscape

Real estate developer Carmel Partners awarded Surfacedesign creative control of the outside living spaces at its luxury apartment project Atelier, designed by architecture firm Solomon Cordwell Buenz.  Taking inspiration from the building’s proximity to the former Los Angeles Garment District, Surfacedesign’s overall approach was influenced by the Bauhaus textile patterns of Anni Albers.  Geometrical lines and shapes are repeated throughout the 33-story project’s two outdoor living spaces: pool/amenity deck and rooftop lounge.  Surfacedesign injected the textile inspiration into the composition, stitching together the hardscape with a rich landscape of native and Mediterranean plantings.   Atelier&rsq... More

Project • By MOSO Bamboo ProductsResidential Landscape

Residential building Braunhubergasse 28

A total of approximately 1,580 m² of MOSO® Bamboo X-treme® decking boards were installed in the Braunhubergasse apartment complex in Vienna. Each apartment has a private outside area in the form of a loggia, balcony or roof terrace. All these open spaces are covered with MOSO® Bamboo X-treme® decking boards installed on an aluminium substructure. At the roof, there is a public roof terrace with pool for the shared use of all residents, also clad with sustainable bamboo. The green inner courtyard of the residential complex serves as a further communication zone for the residents and offers play and relaxation areas as well as a bamboo terrace for collective garden parties.   Balanced combination of private and com... More

Project • By Elenberg Fraser ArchitectureWellness Centres


Adelaide may be known for churches, wine, and the Crows, but a lofty city skyline is definitely not one of the recognisable features of this mini-metropolis. Elenberg Fraser is here to change all that with our new mixed-use building on Austin Street in Adelaide’s CBD. This 40 storey tower is set to puncture the stratosphere of Adelaide’s built environment; its 132 metre height making it the tallest residential building in the city. A thoughtfully folded, glowing gold lantern rising above the mass of historic buildings at its base. The form of the building is cinched at the waist, jutting in and reaching up with appealing angularity. The geometric arrangement of perforated gold screens across the east and west façades pro... More

Project • By Elenberg Fraser ArchitectureSwimming Pools

320 Plummer

You may not have heard of Ebenezer Howard, but visit our new multi-residential project in Port Melbourne and you can see his legacy come to life. In the 19th century, Howard drew up concepts for a ‘garden city’, urban pockets with plenty of green space clustered around the city centres to help evenly distribute density. With P.M. we’ve picked up where he left off, creating a 21st century garden city in resort form, which will anchor Port Melbourne’s future. Three buildings grace the landscaped grounds. The P.M. building is the tallest of all three, a slender, sculptural structure with wrap around flesh glazing covered in white lace. Anchoring the corner of the site, the twisting form is followed by the two billowing... More

Project • By Schenker Salvi Weber Architekten ZT GmbHPrivate Houses

Living in Darwingasse Vienna

A Family Home   The budget is tight. The material and color concept draws from what is already there to articulate a reduced and precise continuum.   A family of four needs additional space for the children and guests. The existing spatial structure is consolidated with a new coherent gallery landscape. Two staircases are replaced by one in a different position featuring a railing with round perforations.   With just a few interventions a new functional unit emerges – a homogenous living landscape with a calm atmosphere. More

Project • By BC ArquitetosApartments

Duplex PH

'Less is more' was the starting point for the design of the rooftop   With the purpose of printing the unique traces of the office, but without harming the original architecture of the building, the professionals Bruno Carvalho and Camila Avelar, duo in front of the renowned BC Architects, focused on the small constructive details of the duplex of 380sqm, which at the end of the accounts, served as inspiration for the décor of the first home of a young couple and a newborn baby. Located in Barra da Tijuca, a prime neighborhood in the west zone of Rio de Janeiro, the apartment boasts modernity, an incredible urban look, although it is only two blocks from the beach, and is privileged with cavalry doses of natural light thanks... More

Project • By V10Bars

The Secret Rooftop

Designed for Bread Etc on Nanjing Road, the project features a secret rooftop bar.A linear steel structure shades the bar, goods lift, new staircase access and maintenance access in a minimal and efficient space. The fritted glass roof and expanded metal mesh ceiling become a light installation at night.The longest bar in Shanghai is made out of recycled traditional Chinese wooden doors. More

Project • By Josef Weichenberger architectsOffices

MG9 - Renovation + heightening Margaretenstraße 9

A three story rooftop extension was added to an existing Wilhelminian-times house. Plans of the four new spacious apartments - one of them a maisonette - were developed from a complex set of geometric reference grids, which were derived from the shape of the irregular 5-street intersection of Operngasse and Margeretenstrasse. In section, these conflicting reference frames were merged into a unified structure by a meandering 3-dimensional ribbon, that eventually transitions into the top cornice of the existing facade, thus merging old and new. Architectural volume, glass facades and terraces orchestrate exciting views into the streets of Vienna and along its roof scape, creating a generous open atmosphere that reflects the urbanistic conditi... More
Vertigo slates
Vertigo slates
Vertigo slates

Project • By Marley EternitApartments

Damien Court

Architect and developer OCD has specified an innovative vertical fibre cement slate system for an exclusive development of rooftop penthouses in East London. The Vertigo fibre cement slates from manufacturer Marley Eternit have been used to create a durable contemporary facade for Damien Court’s eight duplex penthouses, which have all been constructed on the rooftop of the existing four storey apartment building in Whitechapel. More

Project • By Arkan Zeytinoglu ArchitectsOffices

Rooftop MH1

House with a bomb damageThe building was originally designed and built in the „Gründerzeit“, with a richly decorated facade and a tower at the north-eastern corner. After it had been heavily damaged during World War II, the house received an „austerity facade“ without any kind of decoration, structured by nothing but the remaining window areas. Over the years, a variety of different shop portals created a facade mix on the ground floor, as is common in the Mariahilfer Strasse.Remodelling the building has restored its consistent appearance. The ground floor has been adapted to current standards of shop portals in modern shopping districts. The dormer of the roof areas at the crossing point of Mariahilfer Strasse and Getreidemarkt resulted fr... More