Nowadays, the house with interior patio is quite popular, and both the architects and the owners have begun to appreciate its great advantages. And I say it is a comeback for the reason that the idea of a house with interior patio is not at all new. Moreover, the earliest examples of houses with interior patio date back to 3,000 BC. There are ancient examples both in the Chinese, Greek and Roman culture of this type of dwellings.
Its origins respond to the issues of shelter and security and the need to take advantage of the elements of the external environment to make the interior spaces of the house more comfortable. That is to say, a piece of nature was brought into the house, with all the benefits that this brings us.
These old principles that gave rise to the interior patio, which have much of common sense, are the same that today are disclosed in what is known as bioclimatic design. Let’s say then that bioclimatic design is nothing more than the designing using the common sense.
We can say then that the interior patio is a space which is able to regulate a house climatically, making it more comfortable and energetically more efficient. Another virtue of an interior patio is the simplicity of the elements that constitute it. We could say that there are basically 3 simple elements that make up an interior patio which are as follows;
- Drains for rainwater
From these 3 simple elements, there can be added many other elements in order to give the interior patio a more specific use. They can be complemented with the different elements such as furnishings, decks, gardens, vegetation, a family garden, stairs, swimming pools and the like, in short, whatever you want as once the interior patio is built, the use and decoration will depend on the lifestyle of each family or person
A house with interior patio enhances the quality of life of those who live there, for the reason that it incorporates an open and social space, which usually becomes the center of the house.
The benefits of having a house with the interior patio are both in terms of quality of life and the comfort as well as the energy efficiency and the thermal regulation of the house. We could also say that having a house with an interior patio is synonymous with having a healthy home, as it stimulates the use of an open space for meeting and it is able to generate a more comfortable interior micro climate.