Friday, July 29, 2011

Courtyard houses

There is a special appeal about a courtyard house in a hot climate.  Not only is it an effective design tool in keeping temperatures regulated and providing rooms with lots of natural light, but it also constructively uses a site with building concentrated on the perimeter leaving the interior free for use.  In addition this provides the residents with some privacy in an urban environment. This urban infill project by Ibarra Rosano Design Architects in Tucson, Arizona uses these principles to guide this project.  The simple articulation of the street façade provides an interesting wall scape.
Images by Bill Timmerman

1 comment:

  1. I have always wanted a courtyard house, but Spanish Colonial in design. Now looking at this, the simplicity is very appealing.