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The Courtyards House

Sanjay Puri Architects

Leaving aside its large volume, the residential building Courtyards House in India’s Rajasthan, stands out as a landmark for its forceful articulated architecture. The building appears a collection of striking, fairly homogeneous shapes fitted together at different angles, seemingly independent one from the other.
The volumetric variation is, however, held together by a compositional consistency that combines architectural and environmental features to ensure comfort-zone conditions in a region of climate extremes. A unifying feature is the recurring prism shape that forms acute angles and perspectives both inside and out. The geometry is highlighted by another striking feature: continuous façades of fair-face concrete slabs. They convey a unifying materiality, connecting the disjointed volumes and creating continuity between exteriors and interiors.
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