Rooftop Yoga Deck

Project Completion
August 2015

Location
Cambridge, MA

Building Type
Residential

AN INTIMATE DECK with integrated yoga studio accessible from the master bedroom provides a serene location for calming activities on this second-story roof garden.  

Alternating planters and benches surround the perimeter of the roof, creating privacy and making space for a colorful rooftop ecosystem of native perennials and pollinator habitat. A small sedum carpet boundary delineates the deck space and outdoor yoga studio, and walkable skylights cascade light into the kitchen. 

This previously unused roof space is highly visible from the home’s interiors and maximizes practical living space of the residence. The quiet yoga deck overlooks a lawn garden—a true oasis in an urban center. 

 

Client Name
Private Client

Size
700 sq. ft.

Architect
Hashim Sarkis Studios

Green Roof System Design
Recover Green Roofs

Green Roof Installer
Recover Green Roofs

Irrigation Installer
Recover Green Roofs

Type
Extensive, Intensive Planters

Plant Type(s)
Plant Sedum, Native Flowering Grasses, Shrubs

Plant Supplier
Kawasaki Greenhouse, Cavichios

Green Roof Components
Conservations Technology

Waterproofing Membrane
EPDM

Soil Media Supplier
Rooflite

Planter Supplier
Tournesol



COMMERCIAL

RESIDENTIAL

SCHOOLS

FOOD ROOFS

INTERIORS