This was as unique as it was an unexpected result of a four-story commercial building we developed on the adjacent lot. As part of our design and approval process, we had built a sizeable brick firewall separating our new structure from its three-story neighbor. The result presented an opportunity to design a roof deck with our own brick backdrop, creating a new outdoor living space with European appeal.
Brickwork was used to imply an old window opening, newly in-filled. A pergola structure with integrated shade devices was added to the deck. Furnishings and the weight of planters were considered to make this rooftop space as functional and as lush as if it were at grade.