The Sky is the Limit: 26 Projects that Take Full Advantage of Rooftop Space

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When we talk about roofs or fifth facades it is already a classic to think about green roofs. In reality, there is a wide range of uses and possibilities that materialize in different ways depending on the specific technical needs of each roof as well as the spatial and climatic possibilities of each location. The roofs can also be favourable spaces to develop structures, extensions, recreational areas and interactive spaces. It could even play a key role in the integration of a building with the landscape.

Interactive Rooftops:

WoW Lab / Wutopia Lab

© CreatAR Images & Momo Chen

Activity Homes at Yunjin Road / Scenic Architecture

© Shengliang Su

Garden House / Hayhurst and Co

© Kilian O'Sulivan

Green House / Sean Godsell Architects

© Earl Carter

Gijang Waveon / Heesoo Kwak and IDMM Architects

© Kim Jaeyoun

Recreational Rooftops:

Arc en Ciel School / Label Architecture

© Stijn Bollaert

OB Kindergarten and Nursery / HIBINOSEKKEI + Youji no Shiro

© Studio Bauhaus, Ryuji Inoue

Rodeph Sholom School Playdecks / Murphy Burnham & Buttrick Architects

© Francis Dzikowski

Park ‘n’ Play / JAJA Architects

Cortesía de JAJA Architects

House J / Keiko Maita Architect

© Yoshiharu Matsumura

Terrace Rooftops:

Tilt Roof House / BCHO Architects

© Sergio Pirrone

Jintai Village Reconstruction / Rural Urban Framework

Cortesía de Rural Urban Framework.

Green Cloud / ZHUBO-AAO

© John Siu

10 Roof Pavilion / Espiral

© Pablo Casals Aguirre

A House in Nha Trang / VTN Architects + ICADA

© Hiroyuki Oki

Rooftops as Part of the Landscape

Solrødgård Water Treatment Plant / Henning Larsen

© Jacob Due

Hilltop Gallery / dEEP Architects

© Baiqiang Cao / ZERO

Villa Ypsilon / LASSA architects


Rocksplit House / Cometa Architects

© Dimitris Kleanthis

Heavenly Water Service Center of International Horticultural Exposition 2014 / HHD_FUN

© DuoCai Photograph

Issa Megaron / PROARH

© Damir Fabijanić

Extensions on Rooftops:

Antepavilion / PUP architects

© Jim Stevenson

Parasite House / El Sindicato Arquitectura

© Andrés Villota

Hofstraat House Addition / Dierendonckblancke Architects

© Filip Dujardin

One More Room / ANTN

© Jaime Navarro

Workshop in the City / Romero Silva Arquitectos

© Bruno Giliberto

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Cite: María Francisca González. "The Sky is the Limit: 26 Projects that Take Full Advantage of Rooftop Space" [Habitar en el techo: azoteas como espacios de extensión] 10 Oct 2019. ArchDaily. (Trans. Johansson, Emma) Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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