Palatine Passive House | Energy-Efficient House by Malboeuf Bowie
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Palatine Passive House | Energy-Efficient House by Malboeuf Bowie


Palatine Passive House is an energy-efficient house of 2,700ft² (250m²) built by Malboeuf Bowie Architecture in 2015. Located in Greenwood, Seattle, WA, United States, its efficiency is managed by a Kirio operating system that connects and controls the ventilation, lighting, heating, and energy metering.

The unique façade is composed of hand-charred cedar in a herringbone pattern, adding a twist to a classic Northwest American building material. The dark patina complements the lush, tree-lined neighborhood streets, while the shou sugi ban treatment naturally seals the cedar, eliminating the need for regular maintenance in a rainy Seattle climate. Once inside, the large windows and white, minimal interior maximize natural daylight to create a light filled space that is private from the street.

— Malboeuf Bowie Architecture

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Photographs by Shea Pollard, José Mandojana
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