Before & After: SoHo Rooftop Renovation

Professional Project

Architect: Andrew Wilkinson of Wilkinson Architects
Client: NYC Family
Location: SoHo — New York, New York

This 2,000 square feet rooftop terrace project was tailored for a young family in SoHo, atop a five story pre-war building. Wilkinson Architects developed a year round urban retreat and personal playground in the heart of NYC.

The owners’ craved a private yet open rooftop terrace with versatility — a space to accommodate their active social life, an open lounge style sitting area, a formal dining space with a kitchen as well as a play area for their small children. Wilkinson Architects capitalized on the abundant space with a stunning view of the new World Trade Center site.

The terrace is located directly above their full floor loft and it needed to become an extension of their contemporary and modern interior. A raised pavilion along the edge of the roof site includes a chic lounge space, a kitchen with a formal dining area and a six person teak hot tub with an outdoor shower.
The space was designed to offer a sense of comfortable containment within the openness of New York City’s urban setting. Elements of the terrace deck and structure can be disassembled to service and maintain the roof below. With several existing site irregularities, the program requirements were coalesced into an environment of respite with expressive, artful materials and constructions.

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