Courtyard Penthouses: High-rise Courtyard House

By Craig Hinrichs.

Published by The International Journal of the Constructed Environment

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Article: Print $US10.00
Published online: July 11, 2016 $US5.00

High-rise dwellings have long established an enviable penthouse environment for a few elite residents. The penthouse combined with a courtyard, or “Courtyard pentHouses,” could produce high-rise courtyard houses that would be very desirable at the top floor of a high-rise. By combining the salient attributes of the multicultural courtyard form with the appropriate technology and contemporary building requirements, a timeless variant could emerge. It would feature a private outdoor living garden space to serve in an appropriate mix of structure, function, and privacy.

Keywords: Courtyard, High-rise, Microclimate, Penthouse, Privacy Gradient

The International Journal of the Constructed Environment, Volume 8, Issue 1, pp.1-16. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: July 11, 2016 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.062MB)).

Prof. Craig Hinrichs

Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Architecture, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, USA