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Urban Courtyard

Retaining historical architectural elements brings character to places.

"We love the rawness and unique qualities of laneways and courtyards in the urban fabric. At my coach house, the courtyard space is transformed to a place where the kids have a place to play and for entertaining guests over dinner. The new layers of construction frame the relics of the historical site," says 3rd Uncle principal John Tong.

Browse more photos of John Tong's backyard in our June 2010 issue. Plus, see more 3rd Uncle Design projects in our photo gallery.

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