The owner of this newly refurbished home needed a calm place to ‘chill’ in the garden, as well as room for children to play. The back of the house is divided by two dark minimal ‘pergolas’ and oriental inspired screens. They create three separate areas overlooked by three rooms, but are all linked by a running plank arrangement of black basalt paving. Lush Oriental style planting reinforces the look. The minimal bench is designed using sleepers and then whitewashed – the perfect place for teenagers to relax.