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Roof-top chill out space

Whilst few of us can afford a penthouse roof garden, flat roofs abound in Lanzarote and with a little imagination and landscaping they can be transformed into fabulous outdoor spaces

The leap from functional roof terrace to penthouse roof garden doesn’t have to be so giant. The main thing is to have a vision… then you can adapt your ideas and materials to suit your budget and still have a great space you can show off with pride. Imagination is very important, but so is inspiration.

At this year’s Casa Decor exhibition, Madrid-based company Pia Paisajismo, owned by Jaime Rumeu Santías, presented a roof terrace design in conjunction with Tarimatec cladding and flooring called ‘The Greening Room’. A concept which can be adapted to the space and resources you have available.

The design incorporates trends such as biophilia, the love and affinity we have with nature, by making plants integral to the space. Alongside the greenery is sustainable flooring from Valencia-based firm Tarimatec, which manufactures and designs exterior decking made from recycled vegetable fibres such as rice husks.

casa decor Pia Paisajismo
Photo: Luis Hevia. Casa Decor

Micromortar was also used in finishes, for the entrance to the terrace and on the wall panels. Many of these products are made from 100% recycled materials from the seabed.

You can put the finihsing touches to your terrace with natural grass and/or creepers in flowerbeds, wood, bamboo or wicker furniture and natural cotton or linen cushions and throws (provided by Ecoplen in this project). The result will be an eco-friendly chill out and entertainment space with barely any carbon footprint.

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