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Courtyard House in Toh Yi Rd, Singapore by Ming Architects

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

Article source: Ming Architects

Flanked between the koi pond and the swimming pool, the double volume courtyard – a fulcrum to the house, was introduced to break the monotony of spaces in this linear house. Horizontal and vertical movements are endless and ample daylight floods the key living spaces. A 3-storey high feature steel staircase floats above the koi pond, with a vertical feature wall of black river pebbles as its backdrop. A slim bridge suspends over the courtyard and ties the front and rear wings of the house.

Image Courtesy © Ming Architects

  • Architects: Ming Architects (Tan Cher Ming)
  • Project: Courtyard House
  • Location: 22 Toh Yi Rd, Singapore
  • Software used: Google SketchUp Pro, Autocad


Courtyard by the West Sea in Beijing, China by META-PROJECT

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

Article source: META-PROJECT 

Unlike the introverted quality of the traditional courtyard house, the owner of this site asked for a variety of mix-use program, including tea house, dinning, party space, office, meeting, as well as dwelling and entertainment. Thecontemporary and sometime “public” program opened up the courtyard to become “extraverted”, so as to induce more human interactions. These required us to break the general understanding of the courtyard as an enclosed typology by introducing the experience of “meandering in the hutongs” into the courtyard, and the interventional approach was derived from the unfolding spatial narrative of hutong life.

West Elevation, Image Courtesy © Su Chen and Chun Fang

  • Architects: META-PROJECT
  • Project: Courtyard by the West Sea
  • Location: West Sea, Beijing, China
  • Photography: Su Chen and Chun Fang
  • Design Team: Wang Shuo, Zhang Jing, Yaping Wu, Yin Cheng, Qianqian Chang, Han Wang, Guowei Zhang, Tian Lan
  • Lighting Consultant: Xiaowei Han
  • Area: 800 m2
  • Date: April, 2013 – October, 2013
  • Status: Construction Completed


Glad Tidings Vision Centre in Selangor, Malaysia by Archicentre Sdn. Bhd.

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

Article source: Archicentre Sdn. Bhd. 


Nestled at the old industrial district of Section 13, Petaling Jaya, Glad Tidings Vision Centre (GTVC) is a visual respite from its dour surroundings. It is strategically located amidst established and flourishing neighbourhoods, which are predominantly residential.


The brief called for a revamp and upgrade of the old church facilities due to the growing congregation. The new building comprises a Multipurpose Hall, a garden chapel (for wedding, water baptism, prayer and meditation, and outdoor functions), prayer halls, prayer chapel, function rooms for meetings and seminars, and car parking facilities.

Image Courtesy © Archicentre Sdn. Bhd.

  • Architects: Archicentre Sdn. Bhd.
  • Project: Glad Tidings Vision Centre
  • Location: Section 13, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Client: Pioneer Energy Sdn Bhd
  • C&S Consultant: GCU Consultants Sdn Bhd
  • M&E Consultant: Perunding Timur Sdn Bhd
  • Quantity Surveyor: ELP Juruukur Sdn Bhd
  • Landscape Architects: Aminuddin Badawi Landscape Consultant
  • Main Contractor: SIAB (M) Sdn Bhd
  • Design Commencement: 2008
  • Construction Commencement: April 2011
  • Completion: March 2013


Two courtyards in Los Angeles, California by MUÑOZ ARQUITECTOS ASOCIADOS S. C. P.

Saturday, January 14th, 2017


We received a commission from a married couple to design a house to be built on a small plot (with an 8-meter frontage and a depth of 30 meters) inserted within a dense and difficult context. The couple, whose children had already left home, asked us for a simple house, obstruction-free and with a strongly contemporary feel.

Image Courtesy © David Cervera

Image Courtesy © David Cervera

  • Architects: MUÑOZ ARQUITECTOS ASOCIADOS S. C. P. (Javier Muñoz Menéndez)
  • Project: Two courtyards
  • Location: Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Photography: David Cervera
  • Other Participants: Arch. Gareth Lowe Negrón, Arch. Iza Pérez Jaramillo, Arch. Javier Ceballos Cabañas.
  • Suppliers / Products: Ing. Jorge Pino Gamboa / Construction
  • Constructed area: 219.55 (m2)
  • Year: 2015


Les Closiaux in Clamart, France by Dominique Coulon & associés

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

Article source: Dominique Coulon & associés

The building is located in a 1950s residential area in the Paris suburbs. The large sports hall is positioned at the far end of the site, giving the street a degree of amplitude and generating a public space which reinforces the building’s status as a community facility. The volume of the accommodation is in keeping with the houses in the neighbourhood. The fragmentation of the programmes produces a displacement between the two volumes, offering glimpses of the central part of the site and opening up views towards the gardens.

Image Courtesy © Eugeni Pons

Image Courtesy © Eugeni Pons

  • Architects: Dominique Coulon & associés
  • Project: Les Closiaux
  • Location: Gymnase : 28 Rue des Closiaux 92140 CLAMART / Location : 48,804406 N, 2,270708 E
  • Photography: Eugeni Pons
  • Client: Conseil départemental des Hauts-de-Seine / Pôle Bâtiments et Transports / Services des Travaux Neufs et réhabilitations / NANTERRE
  • Architectes assistants: David Romero-Uzeda, Olivier Poulat, Chang Zhang, Steve Letho Duclos
  • Competition: Olivier Nicollas
  • Construction site supervision: Olivier Poulat
  • Engineers and consultants:
    • Structural Engineer: Batiserf Ingénierie
    • Mechanical Plumbing Engineer: BET G.Jost
    • Electrical Engineer: BET G.Jost
    • Cost Estimator: E3 économie
    • Acoustics: Euro sound project
    • Landscaping: Bruno Kubler
  • Surface: 2596 m2
  • Budget: 7 400 000 €
  • Competition: September 2010
  • Construction documents: from September 2010 to October 2013
  • Construction works: from October 2013 to December 2015


H&M Taiwan office – Courtyard in Taipei City by J.C. Architecture

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

Article source: v2com

The logistic office and warehouse were set among the mountains of Ruifang, on the outskirts of New Taipei City. The reconfigured space introduces a new approach to logistic offices as opposed to the stereotypical warehouse workplace. The design embodies a casual, warm and playful environment that reflects the belief in each individual’s ability to show initiative.

Image Courtesy © Kevin Wu

Image Courtesy © Kevin Wu

  • Architects: J.C. Architecture
  • Project: H&M Taiwan office – Courtyard
  • Location: Banqiao District, New Taipei City, Taiwan
  • Photography: Kevin Wu
  • Client: Ally Logistic Property
  • Lead designer: Johnny Chiu / Nora Wang / Maria Isabel Lima
  • Designer: Winnie Lin


The South Yard in Nanning, China by Advanced Architecture Lab + Atelier UPA

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

Article source: Advanced Architecture Lab

The South Yard, namely a southern courtyard, is located in Sanjia, Yangshan Village, Guling Town, Mashan County, Nanning, Guangxi Province. Through ages, this tranquil and plain village has been settled by three clans: Huang, Liang and Tang, thus named Sanjia (Three Surnames). The unparalleled Karst Landform surrounds the village, forming a greenary barrier naturally. In the bottom of mountains, a brooklet flows slowly through the village, with children swimming and housewives washing vagetables and clothes beside it. The melodious sound of three-part folk music comes from far away, attractive and pleasant to the ear.

Image Courtesy © Arch-exist photography

Image Courtesy © Arch-exist photography

  • Architects: Advanced Architecture Lab + Atelier UPA (Mu Wei + Zhou Chao)
  • Project: The South Yard
  • Location: Sanjia, Nanning, China
  • Photography: Arch-exist photography
  • Client: Chuanlan Investment
  • Structure: steel, glue-laminated bamboo
  • Area: 340sqm
  • Year: 2016


The Screen in Ningbo, China by Li Xiaodong Atelier

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

Article source: Li Xiaodong Atelier


This project is located in a mountain range called Dichen Valley, on the outskirts of port city Ningbo, located in Eastern China’s Zhejiang Province.

To be able to appreciate and respect the pristine site in Dichen Valley in its totality, we propose a series of carefully placed architectural interventions to create a route of pure and distinct landscape experiences. The first finished building is a small project that houses the management offices, staff and workers required for the rest of the site’s development and maintenance.

Image Courtesy © Li Xiaodong Atelier

Image Courtesy © Li Xiaodong Atelier

  • Architects: Li Xiaodong Atelier
  • Project: The Screen
  • Location: Ningbo, China
  • Team: Martijn de Geus, Jerry Hau, Ying Xin, Renske van Dam
  • Project Cost: 8 million RMB
  • Project Area: about 600 m2
  • Project Year: 2013


Two Courtyards House + Bridge 130 Café in Hadong, South Korea by Lee.haan.architects

Friday, July 29th, 2016

Article source: Lee.haan.architects

To the west, the site is accessed by the famous road as known as the ‘Road to the Ssanggyesa Temple’ or the ‘Simni (10 ri) Cherry Blossom Avenue, Hadong.’ To the east, it is overlooking the Hwagaegol Valley and provides the view towards the distant tips of Jirisan Mountain, wild tea plantation, and the village.

Image Courtesy © Joonhwan Yoon

Image Courtesy © Joonhwan Yoon

  • Architects: Lee.haan.architects (Hoseok Lee, Boyoung Han)
  • Project: Two Courtyards House + Bridge 130 Café
  • Location: Hwagae, Hadong, South Korea
  • Photography: Joonhwan Yoon
  • Area: 390.09 m2 (House 183.5 m2, Cafe 206.59 m2)
  • Project Year: 2016


COURTYARD in Vienna, Austria by heri&salli

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

Article source: heri&salli

The architectural studio heri&salli created an artificial landscape broken up into fragments for a courtyard of a private builder.

Some spaces are not made for beeing filled with nature. There is few light, the air is bad, the room by itself is     narrow and uncomfortable. Like in the case of a viennese building, dating back to the late nineteenth century, a very small and narrow courtyard served as ventilation for two vertically aranged wet areas. The quality is only functional, there is no added value.

Image Courtesy © Hans Schubert

Image Courtesy © Hans Schubert

  • Architects: heri&salli
  • Project: COURTYARD
  • Location: Vienna, Austria
  • Photography: Hans Schubert
  • Finished: Juni 2015
  • Building Company: StahlundForm / Wien


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