THE DESIGN PROCESS
The client always knew they wanted a courtyard against the north west wing of the house. To be used all year round, the space had to afford shelter against the summer sun, but also allow the area to be warm and comfortable in the cooler winter periods.
Concept drawings and rough ideas were sketched out for various areas of the grounds. This helped the client feel included in the design process and that their own input played a part in finalizing the design.
Some designs were kept "on the shelf" for future projects when finances allowed.