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    • Courtyard

    • A courtyard or court is an enclosed area, often surrounded by a building or complex, that is open to the sky. Such spaces in inns and public buildings were often the primary meeting places for some purposes, leading to the other meanings of . Both of the words court and yard derive from the same root, meaning an enclos ... Read »


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    • Atrium (architecture)

    • In architecture, an atrium (plural atria or atriums in both British and American English) is a large open air or skylight covered space surrounded by a building. Atria were a common feature in Ancient Roman dwellings, providing light and ventilation to the interior. Modern atria, as developed in the late 19th and 20th ... Read »


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    • Cloister

    • A cloister (from Latin claustrum, "enclosure") is a covered walk, open gallery, or open arcade running along the walls of buildings and forming a quadrangle or garth. The attachment of a cloister to a cathedral or church, commonly against a warm southern flank, usually indicates that it is (or once was) part of a monas ... Read »


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    • Courtyard house

    • A courtyard house is a type of house—often a large house—where the main part of the building is disposed around a central courtyard. Many houses that have courtyards are not courtyard houses of the type covered by this article. For example, large houses often have small courtyards surrounded by service rooms ... Read »


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    • Peristyle

    • In Hellenistic Greek and Roman architecture a peristyle (/ˈpɛrəˌstaɪl/; from Greek περίστυλος) is a continuous porch formed by a row of columns surrounding the perimeter of building or a courtyard. Tetrastoon (from Greek τετράστῳον, "four arca ... Read »


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    • Quadrangle (architecture)

    • In architecture, a quadrangle (or colloquially, a quad) is a space or courtyard, usually rectangular (square or oblong) in plan, the sides of which are entirely or mainly occupied by parts of a large building (or several smaller buildings). The word is probably most closely associated with college or university campus ... Read »


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    • Sahn

    • A sahn, (Arabic: صحن‎‎, á¹£aḥn), is a courtyard in Islamic architecture. Most traditional mosques have a large central sahn, which is surrounded by a riwaq or arcade on all sides. In traditional Islamic design, residences and neighborhoods can have private sahn. In Islamic and Arab architect ... Read »


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    • Siheyuan

    • A siheyuan (Chinese: ; pinyin: ; Wade–Giles: szu4-ho2-yüan4) is a historical type of residence that was commonly found throughout China, most famously in Beijing. In English, siheyuan are known as courtyard houses or, less often, Chinese quadrangles. The name literally means a courtyard surrounded by buildings ... Read »


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    • Astor Court

    • The Astor Court, located in The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, is a re-creation of a Ming Dynasty-style, Chinese-garden courtyard. The first permanent cultural exchange between the U.S. and the People's Republic of China, the installation was completed in 1981. Conceived by museum trustee Brooke Astor, t ... Read »


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    • Blue Boar Quadrangle

    • The Blue Boar Quadrangle is a quadrangle at the University of Oxford's Christ Church. It was designed by Hidalgo Moya and Philip Powell, and built between 1965 and 1968. The quadrangle has been described as "One of the best buildings of its kind during the expansion of higher education" by Lord McIntosh of Haringey, Mi ... Read »


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    • Canterbury Quadrangle

    • The Canterbury Quadrangle is one of the quadrangles of Christ Church, Oxford, England. It stands on the site of the former Canterbury College. On the west side is Christ Church Library, whose north facade completes the four sides of Peckwater Quadrangle. On the east side is Canterbury Gate with access to Oriel Square ... Read »


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    • Court of the Lions

    • The Courtyard of the Lions (Spanish: Patio de los Leones - Arabic: بهو السباع‎‎) is the main courtyard of the Nasrid dynasty Palace of the Lions, in the heart of the Alhambra, the Moorish citadel formed by a complex of palaces, gardens and forts in Granada, Spain. It was commissione ... Read »


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    • Court of the Myrtles

    • The Court of the Myrtles (Patio de los Arrayanes) is part of the palace and fortress complex of the Alhambra. It is located east of the Gilded Room (Cuarto Dorado) and west of the Patio of the Lions and the Baths. Its current name is due to the myrtle bushes that surround the central pond and the bright green colour of ... Read »


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    • Memorial Quadrangle

    • The Memorial Quadrangle is a residential quadrangle at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. Commissioned in 1917 to supply much-needed student housing for Yale College, it was Yale's first Collegiate Gothic building and its first project by James Gamble Rogers, who later designed ten other major buildings for the ... Read »


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    • Mob Quad

    • Mob Quad is a four-sided group of buildings from the 13th and 14th centuries in Merton College, Oxford surrounding a small lawn. It is often claimed to be the oldest quadrangle in Oxford and elsewhere, however Merton's own Front Quad was actually enclosed earlier (albeit with a less unified design) and Corpus Christi C ... Read »


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    • Nevile's Court, Trinity College, Cambridge


    • Peckwater Quadrangle

    • The Peckwater Quadrangle (known as "Peck" to students) is one of the quadrangles of Christ Church, Oxford, England. It is a Grade I listed building. Christ Church Library is on the south side of the quad. To the southeast is Canterbury Quadrangle, with access to Oriel Square via Canterbury Gate. Peckwater Quad is on ... Read »


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    • Quadrangle (Harvard)

    • The Radcliffe Quadrangle at Harvard University, formerly the residential campus of Radcliffe College, is part of Harvard's undergraduate campus, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. Generally just called the Quad, it is a traditional college quad slightly removed from the main part of campus. It should not be co ... Read »


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    • Radcliffe Quadrangle

    • The Radcliffe Quadrangle (or Rad Quad as it is known to students of the College) is the second quadrangle of University College, Oxford, England. The buildings have been Grade I listed since 1954. The quadrangle was started in 1716 and finished in 1719 with money bequeathed to the College by John Radcliffe, a former s ... Read »


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    • Tom Quad

    • The Great Quadrangle, more popularly known as Tom Quad, is one of the quadrangles of Christ Church, Oxford, England. It is the largest college quad in Oxford, measuring 264 by 261 feet. Although it was begun by Cardinal Wolsey, he was unable to complete it. Wolsey planned that it would actually be a cloister, and the s ... Read »


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    • Trinity Great Court

    • Great Court is the main court of Trinity College, Cambridge, and reputed to be the largest enclosed court in Europe. The court was completed by Thomas Nevile, master of the college, in the early years of the 17th century, when he rearranged the existing buildings to form a single court. Starting in the northeast ... Read »


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