Designing Functional Spaces
Spaces are voids in the landscape. They give a feeling of enclosure by being surrounded by hard or soft edges. Although it is easy enough to create spaces for outdoor entertaining, raised decks, outdoor cooking areas, lawns, vegetable gardens, play spaces, feature gardens etc, these spaces must be functional, linking the building to the space and most of all be capable of assuming the desired function.
Here is a link to an excellent paper on this concept: