Unraveling a Courtyard House
The Tiles of India|July/August 2016
Unraveling a Courtyard House

Courtyard houses blend the outside with the inside seamlessly, creating a Zen like life for the inhabitants.

Panna Roy Choudhury


A client brief to create something that blended tradition with modern living experiences gave birth to the idea of this beautiful courtyard house designed by Abin Design Studio. Elegant and comfortable, it is an expression of a rich life lived both in the country and abroad and yet the desire to be ‘rooted to the soil’.

The designers have been able to take complete advantage of Bangalore’s pleasant weather, bringing in a lot of natural light and ventilation into the home. A courtyard was planned as the focal point of the house around which all other spaces were designed. A taller mass towards the south ensured a shaded courtyard while the northern side boasted a large cantilever, accentuated by virtue of balconies and terraces. This balance in massing created a simple, modern, interesting form.


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July/August 2016