With the exception of some areas, within the three principal regions of Peru–coastal, mountain, and rainforest–the climate is characterized as tropical or subtropical and the differences in summer and winter temperatures is minimal, rarely reaching beyond 15 °C and 27 °C. This mild climate has thinned the line between exterior and interior spaces, a fact evident in the region’s architecture.

Courtyards, characterized as outdoor areas within the confines of a home or building, have always served as a way of creating a bond between a structure’s indoor and outdoor spaces without sacrificing the privacy of the inhabitants.

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