Beautiful courtyard garden in Vietnam

Naman Spa (image MIA Design Studio))

Naman Spa (image MIA Design Studio)

Browsing landscape architecture on G+ let me find this beautiful image of Naman Spa. Small courtyards are not easy to design, if their primary role is to be a light well, but this courtyard has other virtues: the creepers are local plants and form a delightful example of a green living wall; the path is part of the circulation system of the building (which Christopher Alexander identified as a key factor in the success of a courtyard); the path provides an indoor-outdoor experience; the creepers are likely to enhance the the ventilation, the air quality and the solar gain of the building. Well done Mia Design!

Tom Turner

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