pocket courtyard is characterized by its carved spaces that transition between inside and out, between family and community.

the building envelope covers the complex like a warm quilt. the pockets are where residents poke their head out under the covers. the warmth of the family is the wood. pockets of maple, walnut, and cedar signify a family's individuality.

the courtyard is a flat geometry of textures and plantings that allow for small playtimes or a large block-party. it is predominantly a place for kids to invent games and play sports, but it also accommodates vehicular drop-off.