Ambassador Roof Garden
Photography: Ethan Jackson & Beebe Skidmore
The Ambassador Condominiums Roof Garden is a 700 sf platform located on top of a 1922 concrete frame apartment building in downtown Portland, Oregon. Square footage was limited due to only one possible exit. The design aims to make the deck feel bigger than it is, and create private pockets for multiple simultaneous occupants. In order to minimize invasive work, the platform is attached to the existing structure through a limited number of points — balancing like an outrigger canoe. The project was completed in 2008.