How to design a 2BHK Courtyard House?





How to design a Courtyard House?

Courtyard houses are large houses with a central open space in between surrounded by the main part of the building. Most of the rooms in the house open in the central courtyard. The central open space serves as a place where the family gathers for chatting and spending time together. Generally, the exterior walls of the rooms that open to the courtyard do not have windows. Their lighting and ventilation happens through the courtyard. In the sixteenth century, noblemen in England stopped building castles and preferred courtyard houses.

Granada Alhambra is an historical structure with a central courtyard.

Granada Alhambra is an historical structure with a central courtyard.

Things you will require for the design of a courtyard house:

  • Paper
  • Pen/pencil/sketchpens
  • 3D software
  • AutoCAD

Step One:

Listing requirements

  • 1 Master Bedroom
  • 1 Attached toilet
  • 1 common toilet
  • 1 kitchen
  • 1 Hall
  • 1 Dining

Step two

Spend some time visualizing and sketching your ideas of a courtyard house.

Step three

Begin designing with a bubble diagram. It ensures efficient connectivity between different spaces of the courtyard.

Bubble diagrams ensures efficient space connectivity.

Bubble diagrams ensures efficient space connectivity.

Step four

Determine the area statements for each space.

Use this table for writing down area statements

Use this table for writing down area statements

Step five

Using the bubble diagram as the basis for understanding the connectivity between different spaces, make single line conceptual plans. Also, use the area statements to make the plan proportionate.

Single Line conceptual plans

Single Line conceptual plans

Step six

Focus on lighting and ventilation of the house once you are done with the single line conceptual plans.

Step seven

Use a CAD software for making 2D drawings.

Step eight

To get an essence of the interiors of the house, use a 3D software to convert the 2D CAD drawing into a 3D model.

References:

What is a courtyard house?



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  1. #1 by arch-student on May 21, 2013 - 2:45 am

    Very interesting…

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