I love courtyards. So the aptly named "Courtyard House", located in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India is an instant *Tibs Fav. and the subject of my weekly architecture spotlight. Hiren Patel Architects is responsible for this masterful design, that combines a variety of materials and open space to provide what instantly looks like a comfortable and homy feel.
The water, with the sand and porches immediately around it, should stand out to you immediately and define the home's courtyard spaces. While on the exterior and interior, you'll see a horizontal theme, driven home by the roof and blinds in front of some of the floor-to-ceiling windows. All of these characteristics are ones I love to see in homes so in my eyes, this one has it all.
Get a glimpse of the home for yourself in the slideshow (photos by Sebastian Zachariah) and follow the 'PREVIOUSLY' link for my last architecture spotlight.