The design brief was to transform the ‘closed in’ balcony of the converted apartment into an outdoor area where the surrounding views could be properly enjoyed by a father and his son.

The deck creates playful seating, viewing and socialising options. There is a grand seating space (a ‘throne’) where shelter and aspect are combined for relaxation while looking over at the vast urban landscapes beyond. There is a sandpit for the son to play in, which can be converted to a garden in the future.

The materiality was chosen to create a lovely and tactile quality that enhances the experience of being outside within an otherwise dense inner-city context.