Q u e e n s g a t e , K e n s i n g t o n
A challenging roof terrace site, which was constrained both by neighbouring properties and a skylight situated in the centre of the terraced area. Using a combination of high quality materials, the space is broken up and the constraints become opportunities. Grey slate and sustainably-sourced hardwoods create a distinctive ground plane with the vertical being expressed by cylindrical planters and simple planters. Sitting within the deck is rectangular area of lawn that has been carefully designed to compliment the hard materials while also adding a focal point for the terrace and a functional area for young children. Accent lighting was placed around the terrace allowing key features to be illuminated, such as planters and seating.