From residential applications to public projects, decks have become essential spaces and add value to a property. Architects and landscapers make it possible to enhance these outdoor spaces. With this blog, we invite you to discover inspiring rooftop decking projects, decking around a swimming pool or at the seaside, green terraces and much more, created all over the world:
- Bamboo boards around the swimming pool of the luxury Tower Apartments of Meier on Rotschild
- Private residence Solana Beach with bamboo boards on the edge of a cliff
- A weathered deck still looking elegant
- Small but stylish deck in Barcelona
- Penthouses by the sea with decking and cladding boards in bamboo
- A green rooftop terrace in the heart of Barcelona
- Wellness area with bamboo boards around a lake
- A rooftop deck with a feeling of infinite length and ecological fit
- A luxurious bamboo deck with a chevron pattern
- Outdoor living area with sliding doors and pool cover
- A creatively designed dock on the edge of a lake
- Freedom in design by combining bamboo boards with different widths
Bamboo decking boards around the swimming pool of the luxurious Tower apartments of Meier on Rotschild
The renowned architect Richard Meier, winner of the Pritzker Prize, designed the Tower Apartments of Meier on Rotschild. The architect wanted this residential building to be sustainable, which is why the materials were carefully selected to meet Richard Meier's requirements. For the residence's terrace, the MOSO® Bamboo X-treme® Decking board was chosen. Its numerous ecological credits, durability and natural beauty made bamboo boards the ideal decking product for this project.
Private residence Solana Beach with a bamboo decking boards on the edge of a cliff
Designing a terrace can sometimes be a challenge. This private residence in Solana Beach, California is located on the edge of a cliff with a breathtaking view of the Pacific Ocean. The conditions for installing the deck presented many challenges: very limited ventilation space, the material had to be able to face extreme humidity levels and deal with salty air. At first, the installer thought of using an Ipe deck, an exotic wood. However, due to the project requirements, only MOSO® Bamboo X-treme® Decking boards were suitable.
A weathered deck still looking elegant
In 2014, the MOSO® Bamboo X-treme® Decking board was installed at the headquarters of the shipping company Jumbo Maritime. MVSA Architects and the owner Jumbo Maritime selected bamboo boards for the 2500 m² decks at the office balcony and the surrounding garden. On the company's rooftop, the Bamboo X-treme® Decking and the railing is reminiscent of standing on a ship’s deck, overlooking the harbours. 5 years after the installation of the deck, MOSO® experts came back to take new photos: the bamboo boards have an elegant grey look and are still as beautiful as the day of installation.
Small but stylish deck in Barcelona
The MOSO Europe office is located in the heart of Barcelona. Used as a showroom, it has an outdoor area where the MOSO® Bamboo X-treme® Decking board is installed. The design of the terrace was made to show the versatility that bamboo boards can offer. Boards of different widths are installed, but also the two types of surface are combined: flat and grooved. The boards are installed like a checkerboard. Planters and benches are also made with the same bamboo boards. To provide some privacy from the neighbours, Bamboo X-treme® Fencing boards were installed. Discover the different applications of Bamboo X-treme® Decking in the MOSO® showroom in Barcelona.
Penthouses by the sea with decking boards and cladding boards in bamboo
The Briga Towers are located in the middle of two nature reserves in Israel. In order to create the terraces of these luxurious penthouses, the architects chose to use a high quality and durable material. MOSO® Bamboo X-treme® Decking, located only 300 meters from the seafront, covers the terraces and walls of the various outdoor areas of the Briga Towers. The ecological aspect of the material was also part of the selection criteria for the bamboo decking. The design of the deck, in combination with the wall, creates the feeling of a room with a natural ambience.
A green rooftop terrace in the heart of Barcelona
Located in the Eixample district, in the center of Barcelona and next to one of Gaudi's emblematic works, the "Sagrada Familia", Hotel 1882 Barcelona offers an experience, combining luxury and relaxation. On the roof of the hotel, guests can enjoy a green and natural terrace. When designing the terrace, the Catalan architecture agency, Lázaro Rosa-Violán, decided to use natural materials with warm tones. The furniture and decorative elements are made of wood. For the decking, the MOSO® Bamboo X-treme® board was selected for its natural beauty and ecological advantages. Let yourself be inspired by this decking with its natural and elegant design.
Bamboo decking board around a swimming pool and a lake
The 5* Wellness Residenz Hotel in Alpenrose, Austria is located on Achensee lake in Maurach, Tirol. It offers its guests a natural and relaxing environment to ensure a wellness experience. The bamboo boards are installed directly above the lake water and around the swimming pool, so they must be highly resistant to moisture, while also have a long durability. The MOSO® Bamboo X-treme® Decking board achieves the highest biological durability Class 1 according to EN 350. Bamboo X-treme® Decking proved to be the best choice for this hotel.
A rooftop deck with the feeling of infinite length and ecological fit
Hans van Heeswijk architecten designed the renovation of an apartment building in the city center of Amsterdam, which included a complete makeover of the roof. A large outdoor area with terraces and garden was planned, including an optically infinite deck. The rooftop has vegetation equipped with an ingenious and ecological irrigation system that retains rainwater, allowing it to be used at a later date. Together with the installers at De Dakdokters, the architects selected the Bamboo X-treme® decking board for the rooftop terraces, which is also applied in the terrace furniture elements. The inhabitants of this building enjoy a natural setting with a terrace that appears infinite, thanks to the installation of the bamboo boards with a tongue and groove match system at the ends of the board, reinforcing this feeling of continuity.
A luxurious bamboo decking with a chevron pattern
Outdoor decking can be a continuation of the indoor flooring and often the interior design is extended to the terrace. In this Moroccan villa, the owners wanted to continue the chevron pattern installation of the interior floor in the bamboo decking outdoors. Bamboo X-treme® Decking has is extremely stability due to the production process. Thanks to the high stability of the MOSO® Bamboo X-treme®, the bamboo boards could be installed with the same pattern as the flooring in the house.
A rooftop with bamboo decking board and wall covering in Buenos Aires
To create an area of relaxation in the very heart of the Argentinian capital, bamboo decking boards were installed on the rooftop of this apartment building. Bamboo X-treme® is not only applied as a deck but also as a cladding element. The rooftop terrace of this apartment is a room in itself: with an outdoor kitchen, sofas, tables and even a swimming pool, allowing residents to make the most out of this outdoor space. The sliding doors and sliding pool cover are great ideas for your rooftop decking project.
A creatively designed dock on the edge of a lake
The manufacturing process for MOSO® Bamboo X-treme® Decking provides the material with many advantages, such as stability and durability. These benefits were enough to convince the owner of the private residence in Candlewood Lake, Ohio, USA. The owner was looking for a natural material that would provide a durable installation on a lakefront. In addition, he wanted to keep a tree in the middle of the terrace, so he had to find a material that would allow him flexibility in installation. After researching on the internet, he chose the Bamboo X-treme® Decking board, which allowed him to create a decking with different patterns.
Freedom in design by combining bamboo boards with different widths
The combination of different board widths offers more freedom in the design of the terrace. The owner of this beautiful villa in Cape Town, South Africa, took full advantage of this. He decided to install a combination of boards in widths of 137, 155 and 178 mm. This combination creates a unique and inspiring result. In addition to the different board widths, it is also possible to play with the different surfaces of the Bamboo X-treme® Decking boards, choosing between the smooth or grooved side, or a combination of both.
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