The Function of Buildings

Courtyard House


Courtyard House
Patrick Gwynne (1913–2003)
Model; 1960
Painted wood, paper, card, perspex, wire and wire wool
RIBA Library Drawings Collection

The living and sleeping areas are divided between separate circular units that make the most of the small garden plot. In the centre is an open-plan living and dining space. Originally, the roofs on the model raised automatically on electric motors.



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