Courtyard / Patio

A patio or courtyard is an outdoor area, typically paved and located adjacent to a building, used for recreational or dining purposes. In architecture, patios serve as an extension of indoor living space, allowing for a seamless transition between indoor and outdoor environments. They can vary in size and design, from small and intimate to large and grand, and can include features such as pergolas, fountains, and outdoor fireplaces. Patios are often designed to take advantage of natural light, provide shade, and offer scenic views.