This house has two types of courtyard. The one on the West, the most typical in my architecture, planted with greens, assumes a private space for outdoor family activities. Meanwhile, the East courtyard, being both a front yard and the space for entry, assumes public functions. Even though these two courtyards are exterior space, they have some sense of interior intimacy at the same time because the levels of both courtyards are on the same level as the interior space.
I tried to create a new space that connects urban space and private space by employing the styles of Japanese traditional courtyards and to add a new interpretation to tori-niwa space.