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6 The power of the veil gender inequality in the domestic setting of traditional 87 courtyard houses 7 The role of privacy in the design of the Saudi Arabian courtyard house 102 8 The traditional courtyard house of Kuwait and the influence of Islam 112 M.Anwarul Islam and Nawal H.Al-Sanafi 9 The cosmological genesis of the courtyard house 127 10 The deconstructed courtyard dwellings of central Oman 158 11 The European perimeter block the Scottish experience of courtyard housing 176

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Courtyard housing is one of the oldest forms of domestic development spanning at least 5,000 years and occurring in distinctive form in many regions of the world. Traditionally associated with the Middle East where climate and culture have given shape to a particular type of courtyard housing, other examples exist in Latin America, China and in Europe where the model has been reinterpreted. The book has four themes history and theory of courtyard housing climatic and environmental factors...

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...