Riley Rooftop



An elevated deck atop a converted interwar workshop, Riley Rooftop uses its expansive 250m2 plate to fold out furnishings and screens to form intimate spaces against the skyline. To the centre, a galvanised column pavilion projects the workshop’s exposed structure and provides shade through a canopy of coated sections threaded through and suspended by perforated plates. To the east and west of the deck, ‘UFO’ planters are wrapped with precast slices that float off aluminium blades at different heights to create a round seat and bar. To offset this palette, the spaces are saturated with landscaping, softening and colouring built elements to deliver a private inner-city oasis

Architect | Studio Shand
Landscape | Black Beetle
Builder | APM Australia