Location: San Francisco, CA
Architect: MBH Architect
This private courtyard is set within a modern loft style condominium complex in downtown San Francisco. The angular building façade, balanced by the curvilinear geometry and strong planting patterns of the landscape below, create a space that is inviting, provides private spaces and visual interest from above. Flowing patterns of flowering plants, curving walls and paving stones contrast the linear edge of the façade, walls and boxwood hedgerows. Custom benches, screen fences and lighting were designed to reinforce the shapes and unique character of the space. Tall California sycamore trees provide the shade canopy while smaller red and green Japanese maple and bamboo trees accentuate each entrance point. Shrub planting consists of bold textures, year-round color, and a variety of fragrances. Creo's principal was responsible for project management & design through construction administration while at MPA Design.