Back Patio and Trellis
The site is a crowded inner city backyard condition with parking lots on either side and a 4 storey brick wall to the north. These external forces acting on the site called for a design that would help to mitigate or ‘make less apparent’ the ‘un-public’ qualities of such a space. A trellis and bench structure shown in the photograph work mediate the scale of the adjacent building. The resulting shadow play and the appearance of a roof give the patio a more room like and intimate quality.

April 1998