Beautiful Traditional courtyard homes in India are built around courtyard and all family activities revolved around chowk or courtyard.
I love this interior courtyard- This is from famous picture "How old are you?"
kerala - interior courtyard
Perfect! Kerala courtyard - traditional homes always kept the courtyard in the centre of the house - empty space - since that is the brahmasthan according to vastu- loved & pinned by www.omved.com
27 Calm Japanese-Inspired Courtyard Ideas | DigsDigs
India - beautiful! I'd love to live in a haveli (Indian mansion with outside courtyard in the middle)!
Murmuring Surf by Mikki Senkarik