A space of suspended reprieve.
The ambition: to create an outdoor space for an existing townhouse in Fitzroy, elevated in form and experience. An additional storey to enjoy views outwards above the rooftops & across the city skyline.
The new deck sits above the house with minimal intervention. A cantilevered steel structure supported by adjacent boundary walls sits above the existing roof. The permeable deck is connected to the level below by a suspended spiral stair. The rooftop provides a space of versatility: cook, entertain, retreat for solitude.
A sun-drenched surface ideal to sunbathe upon & a street-facing triangular plunge pool for refreshing respite.
Its cocoon-like form responds to orientation by minimizing overshadowing to nurture its inhabitants. Partly enclosed by a faceted steel frame, FRP perforated panels provide shade & ensure privacy from the adjoining houses. The structure was fabricated entirely off-site & craned into position in a day