Contemporary Engawa House, Seattle
Sullivan Conard Architects a Seatle-based design studio has designed the Engawa House, a two-storey family home in Seattle, Washington, USA.
According to the architects: “Engawa House is set on the shores of Lake Washington with southerly views across the lake to Mount Rainier. The form of this contemporary Seattle property consists of a series of horizontal roofs, layered one on top of another. The primary structure of the house is timber-framed in hemlock. Natural light is an important organisational theme of the design. 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.” Images courtesy of y: Benjamin Benschneider.