Courtyard Container Garden

Sometimes a “fence” doesn’t have to be a fence. Washington DC’s residential neighborhoods are dominated by rowhouses with front courtyards surrounded by fencing or a stone wall. This project approached the problem from a different angle. The client wanted to differentiate the space from the sidewalk, create a measure of privacy, provide planting space, and … Read more Courtyard Container Garden

Urban Courtyard

This courtyard began as a blank rectangle of concrete surrounded by chain link fence and inhabited by a pair of trash receptacles. The design creates a welcoming space using contemporary metal planters in shades of dark gray. The planters provide enclosure and mitigate the harsh microclimate of the south-facing brick facade. A wooden bench will … Read more Urban Courtyard