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By Brian Edwards, Magda Sibley, Mohammad Hakmi, Peter Land

Courtyard housing is likely one of the oldest kinds of family improvement spanning at the very least 2000 years and happening in special shape in lots of areas of the area. normally linked to the center East the place weather and tradition have given form to a selected form of courtyard housing, different examples exist in Latin the US, China and in Europe, the place the version has been reinterpreted. This e-book demonstrates, via discussions on sustainability and local identification, and through a chain of case experiences, technical making plans and layout ideas, that the courtyard housing shape has a destiny in addition to a prior.

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Schwandner, Haus und Stadt im Klassichen Griechland, Munich, Deutsche Kunstuerlag, 1994. Martini, Manuale di metrologia, Turin, 1883. 10 A non-commercial use derived from the taberna process is found in the Maghreb in the annex to the dar—called an all in Tunisia and Algeria and a masriya in Morocco. Giannini, ‘Ostia’, Quaderno dell’Istituto di Elementi di Architettura e Rilievo dei Monument! vol. 4, p. 36 ff. 12 Alexandre Lezine notes that in a Tunisian block on rue de Tamis, three courtyard houses were transformed in this way after the seventeenth century.

6 A street view of courtyard housing showing the high-level ventilation grilles and open roof balconies desert—the ‘sand-sea’—this historic city experiences some of the most extreme climatic conditions in the whole of Iran, with a fierce summer sun, cold winters and frequent sand storms. As a result room positions tend to be less variable and room-uses more prescribed than in Shiraz. Basements are common and the talar figures as a much more important space. Of a sample of 24 single-courtyard houses in Yazd, 23 had a talar (veranda), and this was normally on the south side of the courtyard, where it provided summer shade.

6 Synchronic variations of the courtyard house as adaptations of earlier types (E series) The courtyard house: structural organization The Islamic house displays structural complexity in the organization of the building. The composition of the building can be analysed through examples taken from the same cultural area. The ‘bourgeois’ houses of Fez of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries and their typological variants are the point of arrival of a long experimental route of the typological, technological and functional components that are the result of a profound artisanal know-how.

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