This courtyard had been undertaken by previous owners. Our client needed to make use of the existing hard elements and build on these to create a more appealing use of the space.
A new suburban house on a narrow block. Our client requested an extremely low maintenance and low / no water garden that provided use of their limited north facing outdoor space. The solution was to use exposed aggregate concrete paving with minimalist planting to soften the expanse.
This courtyard forms a lightwell in a contemporary inner city townhouse. The brief was to create a ‘Japanese’ feel for the area, working within the existing constraints of a concrete floor with limited drainage.
Our client had just completed construction of a substantial new family home. The brief included allowing provision for additional car parking in the front garden, creating a view along the narrow north facing sideway and the challenge of providing both a modern entertainment area alongside a play area for a growing family.