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Home Improvement Mediterranean Architectural Details

Updated on September 28, 2013

Mediterranean Courtyard

beautiful outdoor Mediterranean tile and stairs in brown and earth tones
beautiful outdoor Mediterranean tile and stairs in brown and earth tones | Source

Outdoor space is critical to our peace and comfort.

Mediterranean style offers something for everyone because it is rooted in nature and because it is a casual blend of many different cultures. Mediterranean style is eclectic but with the common threads of comfort and nature.

Comfort and tranquility are the hallmarks of this distinctive style both for interior and exterior design.Yet, Mediterranean style is particularly suited to the exterior because of its strong inherent elements of nature - deep woods, intricate designs and bright porcelains mimic Mother Natures sunny garden setting.

Join us as we explore this wonderful architectural design, see the many different options, check out the brick and tile flooring, get design ideas for terracotta flooring from basic to the sublime, see the Old World fireplaces with intricate mantles and iron ceiling lights, enjoy the arched windows and exterior patio shelters.

And don't forget about adding the wonder of the water fountain. From sight to sound, the water fountain is sure to please the senses.

Outdoor Mediterranean style fits every home décor, pick your favorite features and start designing your dream space today.

Mediterranean Architectural Garden Details

Mediterranean patio designed with blue tile fountain and brick floor
Mediterranean patio designed with blue tile fountain and brick floor
Mediterranean patio with outdoor fireplace, romantic ceiling light and pillars accent an outdoor couch
Mediterranean patio with outdoor fireplace, romantic ceiling light and pillars accent an outdoor couch
Mediterranean iron gate with brick outdoor flooring
Mediterranean iron gate with brick outdoor flooring
Mediterranean patio with swimming pool and extensive stone
Mediterranean patio with swimming pool and extensive stone
Mediterranean in terra cotta and blue - beautiful artisan style
Mediterranean in terra cotta and blue - beautiful artisan style
Mediterranean patio with water fountain - exquisite artisan style
Mediterranean patio with water fountain - exquisite artisan style
Mediterranean patio
Mediterranean patio
Mediterranean stairway railing
Mediterranean stairway railing
Mediterranean pergola
Mediterranean pergola
Mediterranean veranda with brick flooring and covered patio
Mediterranean veranda with brick flooring and covered patio
Mediterranean tile flooring in blue - beautiful design edged and customized design
Mediterranean tile flooring in blue - beautiful design edged and customized design

Group C in Climate Classifications

So what is this special climate classified as? According to Richard Harwood's courses, group C is humid Mid-Latitude climates.

Here are more details:

"Group C – Humid Mid-Latitude Climates

Mild winters; average temperature of coldest month is below 18°C, but above -3°C.
cP, mP, cT, mT air masses
Subtropical High Pressure Belt, Polar Front, Wave Cyclones, Prevailing Westerlies"

Why We Love the Mediterranean Architectural Style?

Why do we love Mediterranean architecture? It is a strong architecture that is distinctive and derived from a climate that celebrates life. The vibrancy of the Mediterranean style is UN-mistakable and yet it is also a happy architecture. It is an architecture that reflects the love of nature. It mimics nature in its brawny woods and bright sunny flower colors. It demands detail just as Mother Nature carefully crafts a stamen and filament, gracefully flanked by a pedal and sepal. For you see, Mediterranean style is crafted with the celebration of nature foremost in their minds because it is the perfect outdoor climate.

Climate Classification

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Csa - Mediterranean Climate

Csa is the commonly referred to as the typical Mediterranean climate.

Csb - Mediterranean Climate

The termed "Csb" refers to the less common subset of Mediterrean - the “Cool-summer Mediterranean climate”. These sections experience warm (but not hot) and dry summers,

Mediterranean Climate

The Mediterranean climate is simply comfortable. Yes, there are categories and definitions but "comfortable" to me is over 50 degree fahrenheite (10 degree Celsius). The true classification is the "dry-summer subtropical" or Csa and Csb (under the Köppen-Geiger system, "C" zones).

Named after the area around the Mediterranean Sea because that area is the largest in the world. Yet, other parts of the world also share this special climate - portions of California in the United States, portions of the Western part of Australia and portions of Southern Australia and also sections in southwestern South Africa and also sections of Chile and Central Asia.

Envision dry and clear conditions with moderate temperature and then add in a beautiful large body of water - what could be more

Mediterranean Style

The Mediterranean style is not for everyone. It is distinctive and isn't always admired because it is too joyful. Yet shouldn't our interior and exterior designs shout to us to celebrate the colors and textures of nature? What are your thoughts? Would you invest in this distinctive style for your family major asset - your home?

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