Friday, September 14, 2012

Published-Classic Courtyards

I really don't know why courtyards fascinated me from childhood and they still..These fascination lead me to a point when I plan my home now,incorporating these spaces at many levels,rooms less and these spaces more..Many thanks to all the great architects who have influenced me like Geoffrey Bawa,Bill Bensley,Laurie Baker,Revathi Kamath .Those amazing spaces have influenced my life in many ways.The dream of starting a decor blog started with the love of courtyards.The Mangalore tiled roofs ,the rain that flowed into the courtyards,the light and shades,the light that fell into the room at various times of the day... I can say so much ,they interest me in various levels and I have seen many a courtyards till now.I have travelled so much in search of courtyards and their spaces 

When Savitha Karthik of Deccan Herald contacted me for an article about the courtyards,I readily agreed.I had researched much about the courtyards and had enough images in hand.As written in the article,courtyards are getting revived these days by architects and they are finding ways to incorporate these spaces and giving different meanings to it at different levels...

inside the Nadine Le Prince Havei,Fatehpur

inside the Diggi palace,Jaipur

inside the twin HAveli in MAndawa

haveli in shekhawati

Nadine LE Prince HAveli,Fatehpur
All images shot by Lakshmi Arvind


  1. a wonderful tribute to classic Indian architectural element...i love homes with you mentioned its been on my wish list for a dream home :)...lovely article laksh :)

  2. Me too.... Am so much in love with them... N love ur blog Lakshmi ji

  3. AH, that was your article. Beautiful. I loved the first and second one and can totally see myself incorporating them in my future house :-).


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