Amazing breezeway to connect and courtyard
more unique design for negative space
occupies the courtyard, and a visual axis leads the eye outward into a grove of lovely live oaks, which themselves help complete the overall composition. I am particularly drawn to the way asymmetry is used here to great effect, while the parts of the composition create balance. There are several very clever
clever design moves here: Placing the angled wooden lounge chairs along solid, hard-edged stone walls makes beautiful contrast, and the columns supporting the shelter at the terrace beyond extend the punctuating effect of the tree trunks. The open, recessed, covered loggia on the left is mirrored by its
The courtyard pool lines up with the breezeway to frame a rugged stand of desert trees; together they draw your attention to the vast sky. The negative spaces — sky, trees and distant hills — are as important as the positive ones — home, pool and breezeway.