Suha Ozkan

The idea of courtyards as a plan configuration goes back thousands of years to Neolithic settlements. In the beginning, the logic behind this type plan was mainly to provide a protective area from outside forces, such as invasion by human and wild animals. Over time, it has developed into a solid, logical configuration that maximises the built-up area in the urban context and allows controlled sunlight, especially in regions where it is abundant. The courtyard as a house plan type exists...

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16 Type as a tool courtyard housing and the notion of continuity 243 17 The geometry of single and multi-family courtyard housing 260 18 Courtyard housing in Saudi Arabia in search of a contemporary typology 280 19 New design thinking for contemporary courtyard housing 291 21 Courtyard housing an 'afterthought' 322 The editors and authors wish to thank in the first instance the universities which have provided the infrastructure of support essential for the production of this book, in...