Scrafano Architects



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West Loop Loft Roof Deck

Chicago, IL

1900 SF

We collaborated with Douglas Hoerr Landscape Architects to transform a West Loop loft roof space into something inviting, lush and comfortable. Treating the space as an outdoor family room, the roof deck expands the living space, providing room for entertaining, playing and relaxing. The wood deck and lush plantings soften the urban, industrial setting and a lawn area provides a space for the kids to run through the sprinkler. An asymmetrical wood trellis demarcates the outdoor living room and frames views of the city. Stainless steel mesh panels separate the garden/deck area from mechanical equipment and provide an indication of refinement, of new ways of occupying this formally industrial neighborhood.

Photography by Catherine Tighe
Exterior photography of building by John Faier