To deal with the constant stream of wind that flows toward the front of the house, Garcia contained all of the usable outdoor space within the first 30 to 40 feet from the back of the structure. “I designed various configurations to provide patio spaces that are protected from the wind,” he explains. The interior is directly connected to these zones by the expanses of Marvin windows and doors.  Patio from This House Takes on Gusty Winds and an Earthquake Fault