Engawa (縁側 えんがわ)

An engawa is a wooden‐floored porch along the outside of tatami rooms. It is separated from the rooms by shoji (sliding paper doors). It connects the house to the garden and provides a place to chat with family or neighbors. An increasing number of offices are incorporating the concept of engawa in their office designs, as informal communication leads to open innovation.


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