200 Outdoor Rooftop Design Photos And Ideas

The family often spends evenings in front of the fire pit on the outdoor patio on the second floor.
The roof terrace offers an outdoor lounge space, as well as views into the Seattle hills.
On the second story, a rooftop garden spans the top of the house, offering views of Vietnam's capital city.
Atop the 30-foot tower, a roof deck emerges through the trees, providing a unique vantage point of the structure below and the surrounding townscape.
Contemporary materials like zinc and glass contrast with a cast iron facade and slate roofs.
Perched atop the historic Gilsey House, the J+K Residence also overlooks a storied neighborhood. The land, located north of Madison Square, was one of New York's last remaining family farms before becoming a bustling theater district. It then devolved into a neglected wholesale district until being rediscovered by artists and entrepreneurs.
A private rooftop terrace with a Juliet balcony that looks down at a gallery space on the ground level.
"I intended to create futuristic and savage architecture that awakens human animal instincts in which the inside and outside are reversed multiple times," states Hirata.
Sweis created a number of different outdoor spaces, each with its own feel.
The terrace off the main living room features spectacular views of the surroundings.
Leaning against the rooftop’s metal railing is like standing on the deck of an ocean liner, says Luise.
Bob and Goya walk atop the guesthouse, which nestles into a hill.
The roofs are planted with rosemary, myrtus, westringia, and more.
The weathering steel exterior pays homage to the owner’s youth, which was spent welding oil tanks.
A grated metal footbridge with hog-wire, guard-rail panels connects the top of the mesa from the west side to the observation deck. Stairs lead to the glazed studio and hunting blind below.
The rooftop lounge overlooks the town square, cathedral, and Sierra Laguna Mountains, and is often used for unplugged concerts. The site's zoning allows for two additional floors, making future development of residential apartments or penthouses possible.
The roof deck forms a connector between the two cedar-clad volumes, while also providing additional outdoor space.
Wood vases on the roof deck by Meritxell Ribé-The Room Studio.
An armchair by Teodora Exteriorismo on the roof deck.
The architects made the most the penthouse’s elevated position by opening it up to the roof.
Rear view as guest inn entry from the bottom side
#WalkerWorkshop #exterior #outdoor #outside #landscape #pool
#WalkerWorkshop #exterior #outside #outdoor #landscape #fireplace #concrete
#WalkerWorkshop #exterior #outdoor #outside #landscape #lounge #window
Green Roof and Ocean View
View from the rooftop.
Indoor/outdoor living areas were the focal point of the project, and helped define the sustainability strategies during design.
The owners encourage native plant growth by consulting with Sigmetum, a team of botanical architects based in Lisbon.
The rectangular edges of the whitewash rooftop terrace is perfectly integrated into the surrounding nature.
The wooden rooftop deck is edged with river stone.
An expansive outdoor deck features a spacious gunite swimming pool, spa, and pool house with an outdoor shower—all of which add to the home's resort-like feel.
Scott has incorporated a bespoke timber and steel staircase next to the terrace to create a sunny core.
The upper floor has been set back at the front to make space for a another terrace with large potted plants.
The generous decked terrace gets plenty of sun, making it a great spot for plants that prefer warmer climes.
The oasis-like abode stands out amongst the neighboring buildings.
A 1400-square-foot roof deck offers panoramic views, overlooking White Rock Lake with one of the highest elevations in the city.
The terrace is surrounded by a wildflower meadow green roof
Private and secluded terrace with view across London in the tree tops
Roof terrace with planters for fruit, vegetables and herbs
The roof terrace is conceived as a large exterior room, delimited by walls and windows that frame the fantastic views of the Monterrey mountains.
The home's outdoor space was also a priority and each major interior space enjoys a direct connection to its own corresponding outdoor space.
The design was also driven by a desire to open the public spaces up to the sky and maximize both the views and the green space in those parts of the site not occupied by the building’s footprint.
Planters have been placed around the pleats to create pockets of sky gardens on the perimeter of the building, with some featuring steps that lead to other outdoor terraces.
In contrast to the industrial neighborhood, the views from the upper-level deck look directly into the canopies of surrounding established trees.
Openings with pleats are introduced to link the interior and exterior dimensions.
Stacked like building blocks, the cement boxes are housed within a main structure that features complex voids.  The voids then become terraces or spaces where planters are slotted.

Whether it's a backyard patio, an infinity pool, or a rooftop terrace, these modern outdoor spaces add to the richness of daily life. Escape into nature, or get lost in city views. Wherever you are, let these outdoor photos take you somewhere new with inspirational ideas for yards, gardens, outdoor tubs and showers, patios, porches, and decks.