|"Tendencies in Apartment House Design: Part VII - Courtyard Plans," |
Frank Choteau Brown, The Architectural Record, Vol. LI, 1922, p.64.
U-Court apartments are generally what people think of as the classic courtyard building. A single deep, semi-enclosed courtyard flanked with overlooking apartments. Sometimes these courtyards open up to the street, and sometimes they're shaped more like a keyhole. But in reality there's a remarkable variety in how these buildings utlize their lots and organize their space. A previous post concerned with L-Court apartments introduced some of these principles. To the right is Frank Brown's 1922 graphic that I'm recycling from the L-Court article. But in this case it's the bottom row that's of interest.
As usual, click for a more legible version.