This small-scale garden terrace, whose contemporary aesthetic juxtaposes the functional and playful, was realized for a client-writer on architecture and design.
The unifying structure of the terrace is a continuous surface of wood, constructed so as to appear plastic and malleable. By flexing, oscillating, and bifurcating the wood surface, a multi-functional terrain that serves as a walking path, planter, chaise lounge, and child's climbing surface emerges at different points.
A built-in bench, planter, and trellis form the corner anchor of the garden. In addition to providing the adjacent master bedroom a layer of privacy, the design accommodates changing activities and needs - a lounge and sitting area or, by drawing up a table, an immediate dining space.