The firm provided design and consulting services to enable a new, modern program.Our scope was to:
- Replace the old skylight with an expanded, flat & walkable one over the living space,
- Provide structural modifications to accommodate a new deck, fence, planters, retractable awning, and pergola design,
- Evaluate feasibility of adding plumbing and gas connections, and incorporating those connections to create an outdoor kitchen.
Keeping the roof opening the same, we designed a walkable skylight that is flush-mounted with a raised ipe deck. Our structural evaluation was accomplished with minimal invasiveness by creating microprobes and confirming the existing roof’s load-bearing capacity before getting started.
The final roof area was terraced into a raised seating area, outdoor kitchen covered with a wind-sensing retractable awning, dining area, and pergola.