Our skinbox house is one of those projects that seems to resonate with people for years after first being published – it develops a life of its own, all due to a unique design response and synergy which results from a symbiotic relationship between client and architect. Here the skinbox-house roof deck is featured in a houzz.com.au list of roof decks from around the world. Some quirky entries amidst the interesting selection reflecting climate and typology, however we like!
One of our aims with this roof deck was to critique the relationship that the mixed typologies of housing in this typical stretch of inner-urban housing has with the public realm, closed -off and private even at the expense of solar orientation and context. With the planners convinced, we were able to extend outside of setback envelopes and other planning constraints to create a third-level outdoor urban oasis / much needed private open space which contributes an idiosyncratic response to the street in a design of high quality and interesting material combinations (and some cool furniture).