Our client engaged us to help fit out both their interior and new courtyard in West Perth. Focusing on the exterior courtyard, it came with its challenges, a concrete box with hard finishes that bore the brunt of the West Australian afternoon sun (read: Hot). The client gave us instruction to design this space and turn it into something useable. To achieve this we implemented a series of design principles, insulated ceilings towards the west to help shield from the sun, retractable ceilings to help soften and protect the space as well as help with cross ventilation. Introduction of greenery to help with heat dissipation as well as natural materials in the decking and banquette seat to help with absorption. We believe the space has been successfully transformed into an outdoor area the client can use all year round.