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Skeletal Courtyard Homes

Aleph Zero's House in Caioba has Several Open Areas

— May 29, 2018 — Art & Design
There's an inherent Catch 22 in home design for people who enjoy a more natural living space, but Aleph Zero's house in Caioba does a great job of upending the issue. Natural living spaces, with open air and natural light, are often far more pleasant than a cloistered alternative, but homes are almost by definition places that shelter from the outdoors. By highlighting enclosed, open-air courtyards, Aleph Zero gives the occupants of this house the best of both worlds.

From the street, the house in Caioba is just as closed off as any other home on the block. Since the home is in a warm, temperate climate, though, the architects had the freedom to include several courtyards in the interior.


Image Credit: Pedro Kok, Humberto Utrabor Junior
Trend Themes
1. Natural Living Spaces - Designing homes that blur the line between indoor and outdoor spaces by highlighting open-air courtyards.
2. Courtyard Architecture - Incorporating enclosed, open-air courtyards in home design to offer a pleasant living experience.
3. Temperate Climate Housing - Designing homes with open-air courtyards for people living in warm, temperate climates.
Industry Implications
1. Architecture - Opportunities to create innovative home designs that highlight the integration of natural outdoor spaces into living spaces.
2. Construction - Opportunities to integrate nature-focused architectural designs to create unique homes that foster a pleasant living experience.
3. Real Estate - Opportunities to market and sell homes that offer a more natural living experience, especially for those living in warm, temperate climates.
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