For many people, whether they live in private or social housing, having their own piece of outdoor space is as important as a downstairs toilet or a parking space when deciding where to live. A balcony or roof terrace can make a tiny flat seem much bigger and a garden can make a city terrace seem, temporarily, like a country estate. An outside area can be somewhere to grow your tomatoes, entertain your friends or just relax in the fresh air. Architects know that a garden or balcony will make any development more appealing. Here, you can see some inventive solutions that architects have used to create exterior space.