Urban Roof Deck by Douglas Fanning

Friday, June 17, 2011

When thinking about outdoor spaces in the city, I always dream of a brownstone's backyard, but this roof deck designed by Douglas Fanning might be a sound argument to settle for a roof deck. (It was in New York magazine a while back, but I just came across it again.) The humble 200 square-foot patio was nothing to look at before Fanning got his hands on it. The new deck, built-in benches and planter arbor are all made from a steel beam base with cedar boxes to hold the dirt and plants. I love the simplicity of the design and how completely it transforms the space, don't you?


Kaper Design said...

This is great! I love that the planters are built in. I work for chicago roof deck and we do much of the same over in Chicago. We dont get as many small spaces but this is a great design for the size.

-Katie perkins


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