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.
Things you will require for the design of a courtyard house:
- 3D software
- AutoCAD (see AutoCAD article)
- 1 Master Bedroom
- 1 Attached toilet
- 1 common toilet
- 1 kitchen
- 1 Hall
- 1 Dining
Spend some time visualizing and sketching your ideas of a courtyard house.
Begin designing with a bubble diagram. It ensures efficient connectivity between different spaces of the courtyard.
Determine the area statements for each space.
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.
Focus on lighting and ventilation of the house once you are done with the single line conceptual plans.
Use a CAD software for making 2D drawings.
To get an essence of the interiors of the house, use a 3D software to convert the 2D CAD drawing into a 3D model.