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Growing House

Roof Garden Apartment, 2006

Architect: Tonkin Liu with Richard Rogers
Landscape: Tonkin Liu
Location: London, UK
Size: 260 Sq. meters
Structure: Expedition Engineering
M & E Engineer: BDSP
Project Management: KHK

A steel structure grows out of the empty rooftop of a Victorian warehouse in Central London. The frame is overgrown with climbing plants, whose fragrance wafts gently through the naturally ventilated facade. Covered in a fine white mesh, the house is a glowing green beacon on the London skyline. 

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Inside the steel frame hangs a tall room that watches over the day-to-day life of the city. The outdoor spaces of the six-bedroom home maximise the potentials of the site and provide a place for the family to grow. As we green the city it becomes a place for more families to settle and flourish.

6 Roof Garden Apartment
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a growing family brings greenery and life,
to the skyline of east london,
out of the heavy grows the light

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