Engawa (縁側/掾側)

The engawa is a traditional Japanese "in-between-space", from a closed corridor connecting rooms in a home to an open space that blends the garden with the interior, allowing for perfect fine tuning depending on weather, season, for warmer winters and cooler summers. In a dense urban area the engawa can be used to surround a courtyard pocket garden of any size, for a private spot of green in the middle of any city. All the rooms are modular, walls can be removed or closed off, windows put in or taken out, half height screens can divide rooms.

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