194 Outdoor Rooftop Design Photos And Ideas

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 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
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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.
"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.
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.
The roof deck is outfitted with Janus et Cie Amari Low Back lounge chairs.
An upper-level media room.
"Paradoxically, it defines the different relationships between the internal and external spaces," explains the firm. "The wall—which is usually a symbol of division and isolation—is, in this project, at times concave and at others convex, embracing the entrance garden and creating transparencies as well as offering protection from the street."
In this aerial photograph, solar panels and skylights can be seen on the green roof.
From the rooftop terrace, there are stunning views of both the ocean and the mountains.
There are two wraparound terraces dotted with quiet spots for lounging in the shade.
The Baltic, one of Common's eight co-living residences spread throughout the New York City-area, is located in Brooklyn's Boerum Hill neighborhood.
A staircase leads up to the second level.
A sleeping area with an ensuite bathroom is located to the left of the stairs.
Creating eco-friendly structures ideal for pop-up stores, holiday homes, and emergency shelters, this lego-like architecture is redefining what a container can be. This current prototype unit has been based on sponsorship by renowned companies that operate in Greece and internationally.
A closer look at the rooftop deck.

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.