Courtyard Gardens Around the World

Courtyard Gardens Around the World

Sarah Coffey
Jun 4, 2009
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Courtyard gardens, with their sense of intimacy and security, have influenced home design from ancient China to modern America. Green architects have recently rediscovered the benefits of courtyard design - a central open space provides a home or building with natural daylighting and cross-ventilation. If you're lucky enough to have your own courtyard, or if you just fantasize about owning one, we've rounded up a few examples from across the globe... FIRST ROW1 David and James' Modern Courtyard Garden, Minneapolis2 Westminster Presbyterian Church Courtyard, Minneapolis3 Marrakech Riad in Morocco from Light Locations4 Communal Courtyard in Sweden from Alvhem Estate Agents5 Narrow Courtyard from Australia via Normal Room SECOND ROW6 British Courtyard Garden via Normal Room7 Stone Courtyard from France8 Irish Courtyard Garden from Premier Cottages9 New Orleans Courtyard10 Courtyard at the Honolulu Academy of Arts, Hawaii (Photos: David and James, Paul Crosby, Light Locations, Alvhem, JB via Normal Room, Fatal via Normal Room, Premier Cottages, Maison de Village, Flickr member glass window via Creative Commons License, Flickr member LFL16 via Creative Commons License)
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