Engawa House is a modern castle, located on the shores of Lake Washington in Seattle, Washington. Designed by Sullivan Conard Architects the residence offers wonderful views of lake and Mount Rainier. Natural light and ventilation are important parts of the concept. Wood was mainly used in the the exterior design, the primary structure of the house is timber-framed in hemlock. Here are some words from architects: 'A central volume of space, topped by a clerestory, introduces daylight into the center of the house. The design evokes the spirit of "engawa" in the Japanese house: the sun-filled edge of dwelling that connects house to garden; inside to outside; form to spirit'.
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