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13 Stunning Inner Courtyards

12:00 - 15 January, 2017
13 Stunning Inner Courtyards

We would like to take a second to focus on the wonderful, yet often overlooked, inner courtyard. The inner courtyard is essentially a "contained outside space" made up of transparent walls, and a well thought-out drainage system is a must. Other elements such as furnishings, decks, vegetation, stairs, water are then added, complicating the space created. The inner courtyard also plays a role in the building's layout; in most cases it functions as the central point from which the other rooms and functions of the project are organized, giving them air and light when the façade openings are not enough.

Here is our selection of 13 stunning inner courtyards of houses and buildings that we have previously published on our site.

Wing Wall House / Camp Design Inc + Sumosaga Fudosan

01:00 - 7 June, 2014
Wing Wall House / Camp Design Inc + Sumosaga Fudosan, © Masumi Kawamura
© Masumi Kawamura

© Masumi Kawamura © Masumi Kawamura © Masumi Kawamura © Masumi Kawamura + 11

Roku Museum / Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP

00:00 - 15 January, 2012
Roku Museum / Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP, © Masumi Kawamura
© Masumi Kawamura

© Masumi Kawamura © Masumi Kawamura © Masumi Kawamura © Masumi Kawamura + 8