Courtyard vs Airshaft - What's the difference?

courtyard | airshaft |


As nouns the difference between courtyard and airshaft

is that courtyard is an area, open to the sky, partially or wholly surrounded by walls or buildings while airshaft is (architecture) a vertical opening running from a courtyard to the sky, thus allowing air to circulate to high-rise apartments or offices.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

courtyard

Noun

(en noun)
  • an area, open to the sky, partially or wholly surrounded by walls or buildings
  • She sat in the courtyard , enjoying the garden.

    See also

    * atrium * forecourt * court * yard

    airshaft

    English

    Alternative forms

    * air shaft * air-shaft

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (architecture) A vertical opening running from a courtyard to the sky, thus allowing air to circulate to high-rise apartments or offices
  • (manufacturing) A device used for handling winding reels in the processing of web-fed materials, such as in continuous-process printing presses
  • Synonyms

    * (architectural feature) air well, ventilation shaft