Ever since visiting Grenada in Nicaragua I’ve enjoyed the idea of living spaces which feature living spaces designed around a central courtyard. Thinking back it’s also an aspect of design I’ve noticed and enjoyed in many martial arts movies as well. For me, the whole idea of having the outdoor living space incorporated into the overall house design in such a way that it’s private, open and accessible is brilliant and makes for a comfortable living space that I’d be more than happy to spend time in.
This led to me knocking around in my StumbleUpon favourites looking for inspiration and ideas on modern living spaces and architecture when I found a collection of some sublime modern Japanese architecture by Tezuka Architects that blew my mind. The following Modern Courtyard Home Designs by Tezuka Architects represent my idea of almost perfect living spaces.
Check out the following examples of their work and be prepared to be inspired: