A Step Up Trends Volume 21, No 3

"Consistent materials and concepts link two courtyards with independent functions.

The trend to build large homes of smaller sites means landscape (architects) must ensure every inch of available space is used to maximum efficiency and effect… "The original landscaping levels were too high and lacked any sort of connectivity. The design concept was to create a dialogue between the two defined spaces, while providing a play area for children and an adult rest & recreation space."

The design takes it cue from the architecture of the home. Freestanding plastered block walls reflect the style and orientation of the house while providing wind-breaks, privacy and design consistency."