In a tightly packed Tokyo, a group of apartments shares a central courtyard. Photo by Dean Kaufman.
This San Francisco residence sports a courtyard-like patio on its roof deck. Photo by Ian Allen.
The acclaimed Italian designers Ludovica+Roberto Palomba carve a serene retreat out of a 17th-century oil mill in Salento, Italy, which features a sun-drenched courtyard. Photo by Francesco Bolis.
In a modern house in Washington State, a courtyard extends from the office.
This Le Corbusier–inspired house in Paris features a micro-courtyard. Photo by Filippo Bamberghi.
This Toronto house features a striking second-level courtyard. Photo by Juliana Sohn.
The Four Box House in South Korea features a Myrtle tree in its courtyard. Photo by Jeremy Murch.