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Wooden House with an Inner Courtyard
  • © Bernardo Bader

    The luxury of a green patch of grass can quickly disappear in the presence of windy weather, or external distractions. Wooden House with an Inner Courtyard, designed by Bernardo Bader, solves this problem by placing a rectangular courtyard entirely within the house’s plan. Cutouts in the volumetric form visible by elevation hint at the sectional surprise that is hidden at the middle of the site. While still an open air space, the courtyard is transformed from public to private space. The natural beauty of the residence’s surroundings at Sulz, Austria is accentuated by the wooden façade of the house as well as the matching walkway that wraps around the inner courtyard. Rooms adjacent to this central hub have floor-to-ceiling glazing that offers full enjoyment of the outdoors when indoors, and vice versa.

  • © Bernardo Bader

  • © Bernardo Bader

  • © Bernardo Bader

  • © Bernardo Bader


    Kimberly ABOUT KIMBERLY LI - Kimberly is a graduate from MIT's Department of Architecture, and has recently joined the publication team at MIT OpenCourseWare. While architecture remains her first love, her interests encompass literature – epic poetry and Medieval romances are her favorite – and also fashion. She delights in various design projects, featured on her website "unkliched".
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    • Brigitte

      No photos of the courtyard? I wonder what it looks like…


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