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2015

Environmental Design

United Arab Emirates University

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Tools Developed For Courtyard Design To Enhance Daylight Performance In Adjacent Spaces Under Desert Clear Sky Conditions, Maitha Mohamed Dalmouk Al-Nuaimi Jun 2015

Tools Developed For Courtyard Design To Enhance Daylight Performance In Adjacent Spaces Under Desert Clear Sky Conditions, Maitha Mohamed Dalmouk Al-Nuaimi

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The court or courtyard refers to an area surrounded by the walls of a structure. It does not have a roof and is open to the sky. The courtyard is functionally an outdoor space that can be used in many ways: to provide extension to the indoor activities in the outdoors, to create a central space for social activities, and/or to create a private garden. Its high popularity is understandable as it improves building's functions and occupants' security and privacy; and it promotes fresh air and light. The majority of studies have been carried out on the environmental ...