Location

55 Islington Street, Ponsonby

Designers

Margaret Chapman

Description

This very small city site had well-proportioned existing spaces. The client’s desire was to ‘create a more contemporary, slightly ‘funky’ feel from the street and a courtyard space easy to maintain and be in.’ Boundary treatments were redefined to create visual privacy, with plant textures and colours simplified for maximum impact. In the courtyard, timber bench seating and an overhead screen provides a comfortable, inviting outdoor entertaining space with a corten steel panel as a dramatic focal point.