A terrace

Martine Brisson interlaced landscape architecture and interior design for a roof terrace that is both a living room, a dining room and a garden downtown Montréal.

Martine Brisson, Terrasse VF, Montréal, 2017
Together with landscape architect Roxanne Miller, interior designer Marine Brisson designed a roof garden for an 1887 heritage home in Montreal’s Plateau district, in Canada. The challenge was to use the roofs of two existing garages with different heights, to create a spacious terrace to be connected to the house.


The space was planned on four levels: the garage entrance, the living room/lounge corner, the garden/traffic area, and the cooking/dining area. The different zones enable the separation of functions and make the outdoor living space particularly dynamic. The horticulturist opted for low-maintenance flowering plants with a high tolerance for direct sunlight. The plants give a luxurious, whimsical touch to the design. The cedar pergola is the centrepiece of this muted setting. Wooden blinds were added to the vertical axis to create a privacy screen between the owners and their neighbours.

Martine Brisson, Terrasse VF, Montréal, 2017
Martine Brisson, Terrasse VF, Montréal, 2017

Terrasse VF, Montréal, Canada
Program: roof garden
Design: Martine Brisson
Landscape: Roxanne Miller – Verdigo
Completion: 2017

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