Outdoor Design Spotlight: Danny Wang Design Build

Danny Wang Design Build is an award-winning full-service design-build firm located in Orange County, CA. With over a decade of experience with both interior and exterior spaces, the firm specializes in ultra modern outdoor kitchens and vanishing-edge water features, incorporating sustainable plant material and hardscape design. Their spaces are modern and distinctive, with a specialized focus on outdoor living.

We spoke with the firm’s head architect and designer, Danny Wang, to learn about his outdoor living design inspirations, how he outfits outdoor spaces for seasonal transitions, and why they regularly specify Infratech heaters in their stunning spaces. Read on to get a glimpse into their creative design process.

What inspires you when creating a custom outdoor living space for clients?
The inspiration for this outdoor living space was definitely influenced by ancient Chinese elements with real antique doors and accessories we sourced from China.

Why does your firm specify Infratech heaters for your outdoor designs?
I prefer to specify Infratech heaters because they are more flexible than other heaters such as gas variant. We are able to get them close to the ceiling or recessed in the ceiling.

What makes your West Covina Outdoor Zen Garden different from other outdoor spaces in the area?
The West Covina Outdoor Zen Garden is different than other outdoor spaces because it is so different than other yards we have done in the past. The large water feature we had incorporated in this yard has seating areas within it so when they are in it they feel like they are surrounded by water. Also the waterfall provides a nice focal point for the yard it spans across. Another interesting feature is the BBQ island which has a built in teppanyaki so the guest can have an exquisite dining experience when they are in the yard.

How do you design outdoor spaces to accommodate for seasonal transitions?
We use your heaters to keep the heat on when it gets chilly in the night time and also in the winter time. Since it doesn’t get extremely cold in Southern California, the client can still entertain in the patio areas.

What outdoor trends are you seeing for summer 2019?
This year we are still seeing a lot of pools, water features, BBQ grill islands, and definitely more heat element such as heaters or a fire pit so people can enjoy the yard in all temperatures.