Gallery: DUB Studios Designs a Grassy Rooftop Garden Atop a Soho Loft

As we've said time and time again, open space in New York is sparse, so if you're looking to expand your greenery, there's no where better to go than up. From elaborate garden escapes to massive food-producing farms, New Yorkers have changed the way we think about "green roofs," transforming rooftops into private yards and public land. And no matter how many sky-high green spaces we see, we still get excited. This beautiful rooftop repose in Soho is the perfect example. Designed by DUB Studios, the grassy space may have a simple design, but it brings the suburban backyard and patio to unique new heights.

The rooftop garden takes advantage of the shape of the building’s roof and the raised enclosure surrounding the edges. “Working with the existing parapet walls that wrap the roof, we added a lounge room and row of trees that shape a quiet lawn space,” writes DUB Studios. “Within this contained space, hints of the city beyond and the building below emerge.”

Not only does the garden provide the inhabitants with a private green space and outdoor area for kids to play, but it acts as a cooling green roof for the building beneath it. Next to the lounge area is a large skylight that looks into the room below. Surrounded by higher grasses and smooth rocks, the glass resembles a small pond, adding to the natural feel of the garden.

“By working with what exists, the design makes a quiet place that is animated by hints of the city around,” says DUB.

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Via Architizer

Images © DUB Studios

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