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Compluvium / Impluvium

From a Spanish forum where they were discussing Roman houses; this is how an impluvium with a cistern below it worked.

El jardín en la Roma clásica

El jardín en la Roma clásica

Reconstruction of a Roman peristylum (peristyle) and peristylium (courtyard) at Pompeii. A peristyle is a columned porch or open colonnade in a building surrounding a court that may contain an internal garden.

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Wealthy Roman citizens in the towns lived in a domus. They were single-storey houses which were built around a courtyard known as an atrium. Atriums had rooms opening up off of them and they had no roofs. A rich Roman house had many rooms including kitc

Drawing of a berm house with green roof and water catchment/cistern.En Socyr…

Drawing of a berm house with green roof and water catchment/cistern. Can I do my hillside greenhouse like this?

Façade consists of translucent polycarbonate hangar doors that fold horizontally. Loblolly House,  Kieran Timberlake Associates

translucent facade of polycarbonate hangar doors that fold horizontally: Loblolly House, Kieran Timberlake Associates

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