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Napa, California, USΑ
Project team: Alda Çapi
Landscape Architects: N/A
Design team: Alda Çapi
Project description: Contemporary events have exacerbated the typology of the living condition as mere shelter. Home is more than that. It is a space to sleep, work, play, entertain, teach, learn, and grow.
The Courtyard House offers a critique of the micro-unit apartment contraptions that are being built in dense cities and re-imagines the setting for the “work-live-socialize” environment. The project is designed for a tech client and an art collector as a mixed-use building, with an emphasis on the connection to nature and spatial beauty.
The program includes bedrooms, an office studio, and an art gallery. The secondary spaces consist of a living area, kitchen, and library.
Spaces are aggregated efficiently together. Circulation is through rooms, eliminating the need for corridors. Four courtyards surround a multi-functional room that can be used as formal dining, entertaining amenity, or conference space.