Live At The Apollo - Rooftop Terrace Completed With Kebony Wood

A rooftop terrace

The producer of sustainably modified wood, Kebony, was selected for a multi-faceted rooftop deck, sat atop the Apollo Apartments in Washington DC.

The building, which houses more than 350 apartments, has been designed to capture the excitement of the early 20th century Apollo Theatre, located on the same site.

The landscaped deck offers 3600 views of the city, a multi-use pool/fountain, a movie screen with lawn seating, a contemporary pergola and several stylish Kebony benches.

Finding the right material for the project led Insight Property Group and Landscape Architecture Bureau to Kebony. The Material's durability and need for extremely minimal maintenance made it the perfect choice for the project, which is exposed to the elements all year round, with highs of up to 34° C in the summer and lows of -18°C in the winter.



Developed in Norway, Kebony’s technology is an environmentally friendly process, which modifies sustainably sourced softwoods by strengthening the wood with furfuryl alcohol – an agricultural by-product. By polymerising the wood’s cell wall, the softwoods permanently take on the attributes of tropical hardwood including high durability, hardness and dimensional stability.

Picture: The deck at the Apollo Apartments, Washington DC.

Article written by Cathryn Ellis
28th July 2021


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