To gain the valuable space required to create a series of rooms, we suggested that the proposed central stairwell was avoided and replaced with a glass walk-on roof light, whilst maintaining access below for maintenance. An intricate laser-cut stainless steel grating for airflow surrounded the roof light. The remainder of the surface was finished with a high-quality hardwood timber decking.
The area was divided into two spaces, one being for comfortable lounging and the other for dining. The comfortable lounging area had the benefit of an outdoor 64” plasma TV with remote gas log effect fire.
The surrounding walls were treated with hardwood timber slats, interspersed with mirrors for their light reflective qualities as well as the illusion of creating more space. This also included one section of a mirror being used for a cascading water feature, which also carried on as a feature into the lower light well.
Bespoke made planting containers were installed throughout, with a predominantly scented evergreen planting scheme including Climbers to cover the timber slating. A fully automated irrigation system was installed to ensure the plantings’ success and reduce maintenance.