Court Facilities Serve A Variety Of Purposes, From Transitional To Private Areas Of Collection.

In courtyards unroofed areas are partly or entirely surrounded by walls within a house. For centuries, they have been an attraction in people’s homes. Keep reading to learn how they work in the traditional as well as in the modern environment. When you think of courtyards, what do you think? It’d be a habit.

Courtyard Design Development

An earlier example of courtyards in the region, dating from 7000–6000 BCE, was found in excavations carried out at the Neolithic Yarmukian site at Sha’ar HaGolan in Syria. Despite differences in size, form, purpose and even terminology, the concept of courtyards remains cohesive in civilizations. For reasons of privacy and climate, courtyards have been created in the Middle East. An open-air courtyard sheltered from the gaze of the passers by or neighbours.

A number of homes were built on the centre of a central court in East Asian culture (particularly Chinese culture), with families or family members common in these homes. There were even courtyards in the buildings with guests’ outer court and family and friends’ inner courtyards. Courtyards have been called atriums in Roman society. Homes of one storey have traditionally been built along a street next to each other. The atrium and the street façade provided the windows with light and ventilation.

Since the civilisation of the Indus Valley, courtyards were a feature of Indian architecture. In the North of India, wada in Maharashtra, nalukettu in Kerala, and rajabari, in the Western Bengal are known as a house in the courtyard. At least two courtyards were in a typical haveli: one for men who served as a long entrance, and one for women, serving as the women’s domain. There were even three or four courtyards for some havelis. Wadas had many courtyards, like havelis. For social gatherings the first courtyard, consisting of numerous courtyards in general, led to rooms reserved for guests.

The women who had their own kitchen, storeroom, living rooms and even a delivery room for births used the third courtyard privately.

Traditionally, the courtyard has been the focal point of the house, a concentration of light and ventilation, and a private retreat. An important consideration is the climate benefit offered by courtyards. Look at the different parts of this architecture.


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