A hosh (Arabic: حوش, romanizedḥūš), or hawsh, is a courtyard in some traditional residential complexes in the Arab world.[1] It represents the center of the housing structure.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b Ragette, Friedrich (2003). Traditional Domestic Architecture of the Arab Region. Edition Axel Menges. pp. 59–. ISBN 978-3-932565-30-4.
  2. ^ Amiry, Suad; Tamari, Vera (1 January 1989). The Palestinian Village Home. Trustees of the British Museum. p. 17. ISBN 978-0-7141-1599-3.