The garden courtyard
Like the aangans of the old traditional houses these homes have walled gardens that are open to the sky but are an extension to the built spaces of the house. The gardens are enveloped on two or three sides by verandahs and windows that overlook them including those of the floor above. This way the main areas within the home are oriented to this garden. Abundant light and ventilation are the strengths of this home. The courtyard becomes a platform for expression of different cultures, from a tulsi adorning its centre to a play space for young children, it has manifested in all forms .