Slow Home Studio

Season 2012 Episode 03.04.12

How to Design a Sunken Courtyard

0
N/A
out of 10
User Rating
0 votes

EPISODE REVIEWS
By TV.com Users

Write A Review

Episode Summary

EDIT
In our final "On Location" episode in our recently completed case study house, we are looking at the sunken courtyard located on the basement level. This courtyard allows floor to ceiling windows at the basement level and allows lots of natural light into what would otherwise be a subterranean space. A key design consideration with any sunken courtyard is drainage. In this location we have three primary drainage details. The first is a large trench drain located in the center of the courtyard connected to an oversized sump pump to collect and discharge any rain water. The second detail is a twelve-inch gravel perimeter all around the courtyard base to allow any rainwater to percolate into the ground rather than pool against the house. The third detail is the use of landscape pavers as opposed to a poured concrete surface because pavers. Pavers allow some water to pass through them at the joints, as opposed to a poured slab which will deflect all of runoff.moreless

Watch Full Episode

Episode Discussion

Join the discussion of this episode Episode Discussion

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

See All Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions Trivia & Quotes

Season 2012 Episodes

See All
Ep 10.29.12
How To Design A Living ...
Ep 10.29.12
How To Design A Living ...
Ep 10.29.12
How To Design A Living ...
Ep 10.29.12
How To Design A Living ...
Ep 08.31.12
Calgary Basement Renova...
Ep 08.23.12
Sherylee's Australian H...
Ep 08.23.12
Sherylees Australian Ho...
Ep 08.14.12
Western Australia Home ...
Ep 08.01.12
Mike and Denise's Virgi...
Ep 08.01.12
Mike and Denise's Virgi...
Ep 07.11.12
Mike and Denise's Virgi...
Ep 07.11.12
Pradeep's Remodel in In...
Ep 07.04.12
Pradeep's Remodel in In...
Ep 06.29.12
Catherine's Living Spac...
Ep 06.22.12
Shannon's Outdoor Space...
Ep 06.22.12
Catherine's Living Spac...
Ep 06.12.12
Shannon's Outdoor Space...
Ep 06.04.12
Dayle's Living Room + K...
Ep 05.30.12
Dayle's Living Room + K...
Ep 05.28.12
Annies Site Problem Part 2
Ep 05.17.12
Mike's Basement Develop...
Ep 05.14.12
Mike's Basement Develop...
Ep 05.08.12
Roger and Zora's Cabin ...
Ep 05.01.12
Robs Renovation in Calg...
Ep 04.27.12
Mikes Kitchen Renovatio...
Ep 04.25.12
Mikes Kitchen Renovatio...
more