Tequila Mockingbird, Paddington
Designer – Alex Urena Design Studio
Builder – Chris Bourke
Photographer – Tim Shaw Photography
Opening escarpment views for Bulli’s trending café and bar ‘The Fitz’, this rooftop access skylight provides a unique extension from street level to a stunning rooftop dining experience for patrons.
Alex Urena Design Studio approached Tilt to provide a solution to enable rooftop access linking the café/bar and accommodate a rooftop terrace space.
An addition of a custom roof access skylight joined the indoor/outdoor space presenting almost double the dining capacity while redeeming additional natural light and ventilation throughout.
The roof access skylight extends from a standard architectural staircase, uniting the indoor and outdoor space of the café/bar.
As part of a commercial roof access compliance, the staircase required a handrail on either side, increasing the skylight’s size requirements.
Tilt worked alongside the project’s team to ensure the custom designed skylight would suit those dimensions and perform at its maximum capacity without compromising both aesthetics and technical ability.
The Fitz combines an authentic industrial feel with exposed heritage features. The roof access skylight adds a contemporary feature to the café & bar with exposed metal surfaces and high-tech materials.
The result provided a seamless extension, creating rooftop dining possibilities and expanded function space.
“The Tilt Hatch used for this project provided not just a solution for a really challenging brief and site constraints, it also matched the industrial essence of the overall design perfectly. The design and technical requirements for a commercial use, meant that we needed the Tilt team to push the envelope to its limits in terms of the Hatch’s size and operability. Tilt’s engineers and technical support were crucial to help us and the builders throughout design and construction stages. The end result is a very clever and elegant solution, in perfect blend with the project and its’ design approach.”
Alex Urena, Director & Lead Designer – Alex Urena Design Studio
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