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The Architecture of the Japanese Engawa or Porch

In this video I discuss the layout of the engawa and offer modern architectural examples that make use of the engawa. The engawa is a uniquely Japanese space, neither completely enclosed or completely open. It’s a generous hallway, a roofed transition zone, located between the interior rooms in a Japanese ...

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Modern Fireplace Design – Concepts and Ideas

In this video I review and contrast two distinct approaches for designing the essential architectural elements of the modern fireplace. Each concept is illustrated with a contemporary architectural example. By intentionally emphasizing or minimizing different components varying effects can be achieved. For more fireplace images see: http://thirtybyforty.com/portfolio/pond-house/ -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: ...

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The Shed Roof – An Architect’s Review of a Modern Classic

In this video I discuss the reasons for choosing a shed roof shape as well as the design implications for doing so. Sheds are structurally simple, site responsive forms that are finely tuned to passive solar collection. With opportunities for daylighting via clerestories, rainwater harvesting and other aesthetic benefits they’re ...

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