This project encompassed the redesign of an empty condominium courtyard that measures barely 70 square feet. The contemporary, almost monochromatic, design brings serenity and a homogenous feeling to the small space. Mexican river rock creates a cradle and border for the containers while masking the line between wall and floor. A tall but narrow water feature creates enough positive noise to mask negative noise from the nearby street. The Japanese maples soften the architectural lines of the building and wall.