The rear yard is landscaped with permeable surfaces as a rain garden. Storm water runoff from the roof is directed to rusting steel planters filled with bamboo and horsetail plants, where it is allowed to infiltrate the natural water table.
The rear deck surface is textured glass, which allows maximum light to penetrate into this space with high concrete walls on two sides.
The WHY sign is part of the iconic 17 Reasons Why sign that used to be on top of a building at 17th and Mission streets. It is being saved for future installation in a public space.