A Study on the Spatial Characteristics and Planning Elements of Courtyard by Regional Characteristics and Social Interaction

지역적 특성과 사회 상호작용에 따른 코트야드(courtyard)의 공간특성 및 계획요소에 관한 연구

  • Park, You-Jung ;
  • Lee, Myung-Sik
  • 박유정 ;
  • 이명식
  • Received : 2015.04.30
  • Accepted : 2015.08.10
  • Published : 2015.08.30


The habitual rooms and other structures related to everyday life are almost always grouped around the courtyard and together make up a house. There are many kinds of variety in types of courtyard houses depending on location, composition, allocation and relationship with inner space of the house. Every type of courtyard house accumulates many factors, which are social and economic circumstances, weather and geographical conditions. They are still well harmonized with life style and weather conditions in each area and basic unit of city organization. A courtyard can be shown as a place for everyday conversation like a community. Everyday space is the connective tissue that binds daily lives together, amorphous and so persuasive that it is difficult even to perceive. In spite of its ubiquity, everyday space is nearly invisible in the professional discourses of the city, like everyday life. Therefore Courtyards are special places that are outside yet almost inside, open to the sky, - a microcosm which gives relief to the inner rooms, gives the inhabitants a sense of ease and calm, and the feeling that they have their own piece of sky to use and protect them. This research will explore a variety of the spatial characteristics and planning elements of courtyards based on academic and field research.


Courtyard;everyday life;climate;social interaction


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