7 Simply Amazing Roof Decks

These roof decks offer access to the breathtaking landscapes that informed the design of the building bases below. For more inspiration, check out our outdoor spaces board on Pinterest. 1. SL11024 Student Apartments by Lorcan O'Herlihy Two separate structures make up the 31-unit off-campus residence for UCLA students and faculty by Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects. Adjacent to Richard Neutra’s landmarked Strathmore Apartments, the 55,000-square-foot triangular complex feels airy, not imposing, thanks to the clever use of white-painted corrugated aluminum and green cement-board for siding, as well as perforated aluminum for external staircase enclosures. Terraced green areas increase air circulation and rooftops—mostly yellow balau decking ...

4 Standout Adaptive Reuse Projects

Repurposing old buildings proves that respect for the past can propel design forward. 1. Kaan Architecten by Kaan Architecten Fritz Haller’s storage ...