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dontttasemebro t1_jdpbagd wrote

It is so difficult to wrap my mind around the fact that this did not exist before then.


smartguy05 t1_jdpgkez wrote

You just keep going through the next door until you arrive at the room you're looking for. It's a pain in the ass if you know how to get where you're going but convenient as hell if you're looking for somewhere.


Atharaphelun t1_jdqdzvg wrote

And in other cases, all the rooms simply opened into and are arranged around a single central courtyard or covered space/atrium, thus the term courtyard house. This was especially ubiquitous in Ancient Rome and China (where the form is still used to this day, called siheyuan). In more complex forms of the courtyard house, there can be more than one courtyard/atrium around which another set of rooms open into.


Hedgerow_Snuffler t1_jdqkrde wrote

They did, this article is utter madness!

The writer is either joking or clearly never opened a book about classical architecture.