There are 5 major advantages that are obtained having a house with interior patio;
1 – Communication and Articulation between Spaces
The patio as an articulating space for house and it is an efficient resource both in terms of energy and socialization. The interior patio becomes the space that organizes the other rooms of the house. Depending on the type, you have the patio located in the center, the side or the back. But regardless of the location of the interior patio, this will be an important element, around which you can communicate, connect and distribute the other spaces of the house.
The interior patios also divide, that is to say that they have the capacity to separate two spaces or rooms of the house, obtaining more privacy and generating an ‘intermediate’ zone of public use.
2 – Natural Ventilation
It is a strategy of passive cooling without using any kind of energy subsidy, highly recommended and efficient, especially for climates where there are high temperatures. It consists of the strategic placement of doors or windows that allow the circulation of air between the interior spaces of the house.
A house with an interior patio already has an important element to be able to generate a natural ventilation in the house. It is like a large space that will regulate the ventilation inside the house, since the wind remains stable with a continuous direction while it is very variable outside. It will be in charge of distributing the ventilation in each of the spaces around it. You must know the concrete examples and be assured that you can achieve a very good independent design of the size of the house.
3 – Natural Lighting
Privileging and accessing natural light to your home is a way to ensure and increase your quality of life in your home. Natural light is healthy and without light, there is no architecture but a cave. Depending on the type of area, you have the possibilities to enter natural light which will be more optimal or not.
The inner patio generally privileges the entrance of the zenithal light, the light coming from the sky, perpendicular to the ground. The overhead lighting has particular characteristics since it is a direct, natural light. And it has the capacity to generate very particular spaces, ephemeral, very stimulating in some cases. An interior patio with natural light offers better quality of life and protected where you can develop social activities.
4 – Bioclimatic Strategy
The interior patio is an excellent bioclimatic regulator. It has the ability to generate a very comfortable interior micro-climate. Where the temperature can get to decrease to 3° C in the hours of higher temperatures and at the same time to delay the loss of heat when the outside temperatures are lower.
In addition to opting for an interior patio you choose to work with natural materials of great thermal resistance, and orientate very well the openings of the house, surely you will have a healthy home and of very good quality and comfort. We can consider interior patio as a passive air-conditioning device in the construction of a house.
5 – Contact with the Nature
A house with interior patio provides the best conditions to generate an indoor natural space. It is a space where you can include trees, different types of vegetation, water sources, swimming pools, a barbecue, etc. For people interested in growing their own food, the inner courtyard provides the ideal conditions for implementing a family-oriented garden.