The concept for this serene Hollywood courtyard was to expand the presence on the street so the shared vehicular and pedestrian spaces become seamless. The occupiable space is shielded from the street with an architectural wall accented by benches that seamlessly grow from a horizontal bench to a vertical face.
Our concept uses objects and plants as art. Living sculptures or Tree Aloes and airplants placed within a custom-designed stainless steel frame define the space. A strong graphic ground plane grows cantilevered wood benches that engage the wall in an artful unexpected play between the horizontal and vertical planes. Additionally, the tranquil sound of the water feature are integral with the tapestry of materials.