Patio design and fabrication by Dean Cloutier /////// Benches and planter boxes are fully welded aluminum. British Columbia pine is used for the seating.
Living in a small space in dense city is not as difficult as many think. 1000 sq ft might seem impossible to raise a family in, but the reality is often more fun due to the creative thinking that must go into a space.
Having a 50 sq ft outdoor space is a great thing in a city, but in most instances it would be relegated to a couple chairs, a cheap table and probably a large BBQ. I have been inside hundreds of Vancouver condos and have not found more than a few that had an outdoor space that complimented the the indoor space and brought the two together to make for an overall larger space.
The outdoor space also allowed for some green, which if carefully integrated into the design, could be a accommodated without significant loss of space. This also forced the furniture to become custom, which for many people on a budget, is beyond reach. Unfortunately there are almost no good quality, small space accommodating outdoor furniture. The sizes, angles and aspects of patios in high rise condos are so different that it would be difficult to ever design a one line solution to this. So custom it is.
All the structure is 2″x 2″ aluminum, fully welded and polished and powder coated a simple clean white. The planter boxes sit above a removable bracing (in case one day this is broken down into a simple bench minus the planter boxes) and is also aluminum .125″ or 3.5mm thick, fully welded, polished and powder coated.