Loop Roof, Melbourne CBD Australia 

JLM Architects and Studiobird collaboration 

Loop Roof is a new permanent rooftop cocktail bar and art space designed by Jesse Judd (JLM Architects) in collaboration with Matthew Bird (Studiobird). The project concept inverts the aesthetics and performative qualities of a traditional black box theatre combined with otherworldly scenographic references. Perched above Melbourne’s city skyline the outcome is clad in richly textured materials of black astroturf and rubber that emphasis stagy amber and blue suspended installation of spheres in halo like patterns. Combined with a lush rooftop garden of exotic plants by landscape architect Jeremy Starr, Loop Roof evokes ethereal references such as the Hanging Gardens of Babylon and the artwork Garden Of Earthly Delights by Hieronymus Bosch.

Photography Peter Bennetts

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