This concept design was developed for clients who live in a rowhouse in Washington, D.C., one of whom is an architect. They wanted a design that was clean and modern. Functionally, they wanted to improve access from their back door and the basement, provide space for two cars to park, create a small seating area, and add some plantings- a tall order on a site that's only 18 feet wide!
We proposed a grid of concrete squares set into a matrix of low steppable groundcovers in the seating area and gravel or beach pebbles in the parking area. Space is further delineated by a raised corten (weathering steel) planter box and a small tree to provide shade.
This design made it through DC permitting in late spring 2022 and should start construction soon.