DescriptionCourtyards have long played an important function in residential design, regulating light, shade, and the use of space. With thousands of years of tradition as inspiration, contemporary architects are now realizing courtyard living afresh. This lavish survey of twenty-five residences across the Asia-Pacific region features homes from Australia, Taiwan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, Singapore, India, Vietnam, and Sri Lanka.
Structured by courtyard function, the bookâs five chaptersâon privacy;Â multigenerational living; sightlines; light and ventilation; and living with natureâare richly illustrated with photography and architectural illustrations showing courtyard positions within floor plans.Â
Showcasing the unique lifestyle opportunities afforded by contemporary courtyard design, this is an inspirational resource for anyone interested in indoorâoutdoor living. ISBN:9780500519202