It's no mirage but this rooftop garden and pavilion-inspired living space in Sydney still posed a great challenge to Aussie studio CO-AP. The trees and foliage were carefully selected from native species to survive the harsh, exposed rooftop conditions. The sculptural roof is angled downwards at one corner to shield from the hot midday sun while large windows were only possible where privacy wouldn't be compromised. The project took years but was well-worth the wait: residents enjoy uniquely framed views of trees and skyscrapers while the wood-covered interior—the flooring is a species of Eucalyptus, the ceiling is pine—hosts Alvar Aalto and Hans Wegner-designed furniture.
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