When it comes to design, there is the theory and the practice. Paying attention to how a design in a building will work is reality is not as easy as it may seem.
This new development on what was the former library in Willesden has a new block of flats built to current building regulations and planning standards. There is a grass lawn leading from balcony doors from the ground floor flats. However, as there is balcony above overhanging the flats on the ground floor, and the orientation of the flats mean that no sunlight can get to the part of the lawn under the balcony, consequently the grass has died.