Tag: courtyard architecture

courtyard intrigue

  • 25 June 2014

Imagine living in this amazing home, I love the idea of this old grand daddy tree taking center stage as  a living part of the architecture. Standing firmly constantly watching over the family you couldn’t help but feel protected.

There are so many details that I admire in this home, once again Courtyard Living has me intrigued. The concept behind the design is just as interesting, Boston based Architects Sebastian Mariscal Studio viewed the trees as an essential part of the build, as many rooms of the home as possible were to have a direct link to the environment, the street front was to give no clue as to what lay hidden within.

Careful use of natural materials make the transition from in to out a seamless experience, magically  the exterior spaces appear to be interior spaces.

Courtyard Living

  • 30 January 2014

I have always been intrigued by the concept of internal courtyards in homes, as a student I visited a circular house with an internal courtyard, since then the concept has remained firmly at the top of my wish list. I love the self-contained privacy of them.

This home by Selldorf Architects is a great example; located in Colorado the images immediately reminded me of Queenstown.

The building is arranged around a central courtyard as a series of one-story pavilions dedicated to specific functions, spaces are linked by an internal corridor. Many of the external walls are floor to ceiling glazing making the most of the stunning views. While the internal courtyard is always protected from the prevailing wind and the neighbours!

(Photos: Todd Eberle)