In a high-tech green family home in Culver City, California, Lee + Mundwiler Architects designed a sliding glass wall between the living room and engawa—a deck found in traditional Japanese houses. Photo by: Jessica Haye and Clark Hsiao
The garden-facing "ganok," an under-roof porch, connects the home with the outdoors. A key part of traditional homes, according to Jurkovič, the ganok gives these narrow buildings on small plots of land more outdoor space. Courtesy of Peter Jurkovič.