The interior of this 70s style modern home had been updated in a gentle minimalist style that is very open. Glass and white everywhere make the spaces feel much larger than they are.
RO/LU was hired to create a space that was in dialogue with the interior that utilized some of the existing materials in new ways. We almost always propose creating layers when working with small sites as a way to break apart spaces and create outdoor “rooms.”
In this case, clay bricks and wood are used as weighted contrasts to concrete. Plants act as textural room dividers creating 4 distinct zones. The large imposing wall in the back of the site becomes an asset with half a pergola that gives it a visual purpose.
We like to say: simplicity comes after complexity, not before it.