Roof terraces are always beautiful. They offer nice views and they have an open and refreshing look. But they also always make you aware of the fact that you’re actually on a roof, not at ground level. But that’s not the case with this beautiful place. The White Canvas On A Green Roof is a project developed by Canadian designer Martine Brisson.
It’s basically a roof terrace from Montreal, Canada but its design is unique. The green grass and the lush vegetation that surrounds the terrace almost make you forget that you’re on the roof of a building. The designer created an outdoor environment that can be best described as being an open and cohesive space composed of several functional zones such as the kitchen, the living area, the bathroom or the garden. It’s just like an interior space but outside.
The roof terrace has an overall area of 3,320 square feet. The designer chose to highlight the décor for the living area which also serves as a transition space between the internal areas and the terrace. Notice how there are elements specific to both areas: the black metal features resembling the façade of the residence and the oak features similar to the flooring used inside.
There’s an overall cohesive and harmonious design and that’s due to the designer’s effort of creating divisions and partitions between the spaces without interrupting the flow of the space. This way there’s a sense of openness throughout the terrace. The kitchen, the dining room and the living area all have cedar floors. Moreover, even though the attic is technically an interior area, it is open on three sides and becomes a part of the outdoor space. The overall décor is defined by simplicity and elegance. The white canvas makes the space seem bright, open and also gives it a casual and relaxed feel.