The following aspect is courtyards and patios. The design of courtyard and patios are primarily based on the mild local weather in Spanish, which inspires outside living. So the Spanish creates areas to get pleasure from outside. The patio is often completed by fireplaces, which allowed the owners to linger outside late into the night. The last element is arcades. Arcades is a sequence of arches supported by columns. Most homes in Spain have this arcades which is integrated with the courtyard and patios. Architecture.