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Hedonistic Rooftop Penthouses by JDS Architects

  • Posted by SHFT on April 20, 2012 in Architecture
  • Belgian architectural firm JDS Architects recently completed a project in Copenhagen that features one of the coolest green roofs we've seen yet. The highlight of the Hedonistic Rooftop Penthouses project is a "missing garden" above the apartments that provides residents with a private and safe place to play and enjoy the outdoors.

    The rooftop garden features a playground with shock-absorbing surface and a playful suspension bridge, a green hill which is seeded with real grass and vegetation, a lookout viewing platform, a communal outdoor kitchen and barbecue, and a sun deck. The goal of this new open-air expanse is not only to create a useful roof garden as well as a beautiful landscape for the co-op's residents.

    "Usually a roof defines a final measure of any construction," write the architects. "We imagine cities where people will be the last measure of the environment."

    Photos: JDS Architects


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