studio edwards adds 'sky pavilion' to roof of melbourne townhouse

studio edwards adds 'sky pavilion' to roof of melbourne townhouse

conceived as ‘a space of suspended reprieve’, studio edwards has added a new storey to an existing townhouse in fitzroy, an inner suburb of melbourne, australia. called the ‘sky pavilion’, the architects sought to create a new outdoor space where residents could enjoy skyline views above the surrounding rooftops. accessed via a spiral staircase, the versatile setting serves a space for entertaining or, conversely, a retreat for solitude.

studio edwards sky pavilion
all images courtesy of studio edwards

 

 

studio edwards explains that the new deck sits above the house with minimal intervention. a cantilevered steel structure supported by adjacent boundary walls sits above the existing roof. the permeable deck is connected to the level below by the suspended spiral staircase. the sun-drenched surface is ideal for sunbathing, while a street-facing triangular plunge pool offers a refreshing respite.

studio edwards sky pavilion

 

 

the pavilion’s cocoon-like form responds to its setting and orientation by minimizing overshadowing. partly enclosed by a faceted steel frame, the FRP perforated panels provide shade while ensuring privacy from the neighboring houses. the structure was fabricated entirely off-site and was craned into position in just one day. see other projects by studio edwards on designboom here, including a mobile retreat that can be transported on a trailer.

studio edwards sky pavilion

studio edwards sky pavilion

studio edwards sky pavilion

studio edwards adds 'sky pavilion' to roof of melbourne townhouse

studio edwards adds 'sky pavilion' to roof of melbourne townhouse

studio edwards adds 'sky pavilion' to roof of melbourne townhouse

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studio edwards adds 'sky pavilion' to roof of melbourne townhouse

studio edwards adds 'sky pavilion' to roof of melbourne townhouse

studio edwards adds 'sky pavilion' to roof of melbourne townhouse

 

 

project info:

 

name: sky pavilion
location: fitzroy, australia
architect: studio edwards
status: complete

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