White Canvas On A Green Roof is a roof top garden, a project located in Montreal, Canada and completed by Canadian designer Martine Brisson. She designed the landscaping of the roof terrace of the former residence and studio of painter Betty Goodwin, for which she has just won one of the GRANDS PRIX DU DESIGN 2012 in the “Terrace” category. Always keeping in mind a feeling of warmth, functionality, and simplicity, Brisson created an outdoor environment that is coherent yet open, with different functional zones (kitchen, living area, bathroom, garden, etc.) that fit together as naturally as the rooms in an interior space. The green grass and lush vegetation surrounding this terrace create an environment that almost makes the viewer forget that it’s situated on the roof of a building. Straddling the roofs of two semi-detached former bottling plants, the roof terrace has an area of 3,320 square feet. Brisson chose to articulate the outdoor living area around an attic that creates a transition between the interior space of the ground floor and the different functional rooms of the terrace. Although its black-metal envelope evokes the façade of the residence, the inner siding, made of oak, echoes the floor of the living-room lounge and the kitchen-dining room, as well as the balustrade that runs completely around the terrace.
DesignRulz2 March 2015