[Tagging] courtyards

Bryce Nesbitt bryce2 at obviously.com
Sun Feb 8 21:40:52 UTC 2015

On Sun, Feb 8, 2015 at 10:40 AM, Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com
> wrote:
> in architecture you'd definitely consider a courtyard part of a building,
> and volumes are distinguished in fully closed, open at the top and closed
> on top but open at the sides (at least in German building codes aka DIN),
> but if we have clear definitions for OSM that volumes open on one or more
> sides aren't to be considered building parts, I'll take that back.

A very common pattern in the USA is an interior courtyard at the pedestal
level: meaning above the parking  garage.

There's typically one or more underground levels.
The ground floor is parking perhaps with shallow depth retail stores.
There are zero or more additional parking levels.
Then a central courtyard surrounded by apartments.

The courtyard is open to the sky.
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