Play of Contarsts
The terrace landscape project named ‘Rooftop Anecdotes’ is located in ‘The Woods’, a low rise housing society in Pune, India. The client wanted to give a new lease of life to his underused rooftop so he sought the help of Mind Manifestations architects to develop the 100 sq. m rooftop space into a leisurely getaway within the comforts of his home premises.
The design solution juxtaposed with the existing elongated roof structure of the house. It focused on rendering a flow to the elongated roof, giving curved walls that graduated up and down giving an interesting form that also serves to divide the semi private and open spaces. The rooftop is thus divided into four zones with distinctive functionality, making use of the layout of the house. The four zones are: a low level hobby lawn, open air sit out, organic vegetable garden, and a cosy semi private corner. The four zones are articulated using marble chips, ethnic tiles and green lawn.
The hobby lawn is at a lower level and is an open air area overlooking the canopy of a large tree. It is a personalised space that is meant to revive hobbies. Natural, rustic finishes are used here that blends into the landscape below giving a space that inspires creativity.