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6 Homes with Private Enclosed Courtyards

An interior courtyard can be a tricky affair: carving an opening to the elements means extra care waterproofing and ensuring proper drainage. Once accomplished, however, there's nothing quite like a room with private access to the outdoors.
September 21, 2015
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6 Striking Courtyards

The courtyard is an ancient architectural feature in domestic dwellings and beyond: it bridges indoor and outdoor, private and public. Check out these 6 striking examples from our archives.
September 9, 2015
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A Tropical Indonesian House that Spirals Out from a Central Courtyard

In the house he designed for himself and his family, architect Ivan Priatman explored his view of tropical modernism: “I try to reinterpret the tradition or the vernacular into the contemporary,” he says.
September 6, 2015
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An 1850s Prefab Cottage from Boston Finds New Life in Australia

A derelict home in Melbourne received a complete overhaul by Jost Architects in five months.
August 17, 2015
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A Sculptural Desert Escape Inspired by a Shadow

This dark Yucca Valley home tricks the eye through clever use of light and shadow.
July 29, 2015
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A Lush Retreat With a Sheltered Rooftop Pool in Mexico City

A designer carves out a domestic oasis in Mexico City.
July 26, 2015
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On a Busy Street in Melbourne, a Brick Home Fits Three Courtyard Retreats

After demolishing a weatherboard building on a bustling roadway in Melbourne,
June 30, 2015
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This Light-Filled Industrial Renovation Plays Host to Live Music

In Portland, Oregon, a renovated warehouse fuses engineering and artistry, much like its owners.
June 7, 2015
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A Run-Down Farmhouse Becomes a Sleek Modern Retreat

Jacek Kolasiński took on a massive renovation project in his dream neighborhood.
May 28, 2015