exterior courtyard

scope

Exterior Design Service. Develop and execute the transformation of outdoor courtyard for new modern apartment complex. Custom designed furniture items and 3d iron wall screens and layout placement. Hired local artists and oversaw execution. Selected outdoor landscape and lighting.

after outdoor urban modern courtyard

We totally transformed this unfinished area into a vibrant space to be used by tenants as a cool gathering place to lounge, watch movies, bbq and dine. This design plan is functional as a public space and embraces the industrial look of the building.

 

Initially there was a concern by some about the salmon color selected by us for the iron screens, when the project was complete all gave thumbs up! The final touch was great lighting to enhance trees and screens. 

before outdoor urban modern courtyard

before

 

This is a before picture of the main wall in this outdoor space. As you can see it didn’t have much going on. Originally the client wanted to have ivy grow on wall to cover the hardness of the block wall. We took it a big step further and presented the idea of transforming this wall into the backdrop of an iron art screen that our sr. designer Chris Obeji designed and had made by a local iron welder.

side view

 

In this side view you can see the 3-dimensional aspect of the iron screen that is enhanced by lighting we had installed between the screen and block wall. At night, the light is defused and bounces off the panels in a playful way. 

 

We also created two seating areas within the space to encourage smaller groups to lounge or catch up with each other in a more intimate way.

beforeoutdoor urban modern courtyard

before side view

 

Drought tolerant trees were planted before work started so they could grow and diffuse the views to surrounding buildings.

after outdoor urban modern courtyard

place to live and be seen

 

View facing the 4-level building. to the right is a deck and patio cover installed for bbq and dining.

 

The industrial look of the building is now enhanced by this new outdoor area that features public art, outdoor movie screen, outdoor bbq and dining, lounge furniture with a cool vibe.