CITYVIEW PLATFORM

Chicago, IL

850 sf 

Outdoor + Landscape

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This rooftop retreat was designed to showcase the city skyline and provide an exciting space for entertaining. Program requirements included a sundeck, kitchen, dining space, game lawn and viewing platform.

The entire deck is supported by steel beams that tie into exterior masonry walls, bypassing existing roof joists which were under-sized. This design elevates the deck to expand views and makes it appear to hover above the roof.

 

Responding to the narrow footprint of the building, a linear boardwalk forms an axis that draws one toward the city. A chaise lounge unfolds from the wood decking to provide sculptural and ergonomic seating. Private moments, including a small rock garden and a secluded reading area with hammock, were carved from space below the deck.

A louvered pergola frames skyline views and a cedar wall provides privacy. Custom LED light bars are mounted in the wall for an artful and dynamic evening scene. Artificial turf provides space for recreation and contrasts playfully with plants selected for their ability to thrive in the microclimate of an urban roof deck.

This rooftop retreat was designed to showcase the city skyline and provide an exciting space for entertaining. Program requirements included a sundeck, kitchen, dining space, game lawn and viewing platform... read more

 
Cityview Platform
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Luxury Roof Deck Dining Area
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Roof Deck Entertainment Area
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Cityview Platform Roof Deck Kitchen
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Cityview Platform Roof Deck
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Cityview Platform
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Cityview Platform Lounge
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Cityview Platform Plans
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Cityview Platform Programming Diagram
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Cityview Platform Built-in Lounge
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