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This Washington state residence has large, operable windows that draw in breezes, eliminating the need for air conditioning. A central "stack" also cross-ventilates the house.

The architects left the flora intact, where possible, and sited the two cantilevered volumes among mature cedars, firs, maples, and ferns. The structure is clad in clear cedar, which carries through to the ceiling inside. Edges are trimmed in contrasting aluminum.

Aluminum-clad wood windows filter light into the first-level interiors, highlighting an eclectic mix of materials, including flyash concrete floors, steel, and bamboo veneers.

Aluminum-clad wood windows filter light into the first-level interiors, highlighting an eclectic mix of materials, including flyash concrete floors, steel, and bamboo veneers.

Aluminum-clad wood windows filter light into the first-level interiors, highlighting an eclectic mix of materials, including flyash concrete floors, steel, and bamboo veneers.

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