December 6, 2013
The Architect’s Newspaper highlighted the challenges and design solutions of our Park Passive project:
“Building in the famously wet northwest winter “required advanced thinking through the details,” said Ljubojevic, “and a customized and rationalized approach,” added homeowner and builder Sloan Ritchie. In a house that is so well insulated that moisture cannot escape easily, the team had to drill over 50 holes to let humidity out from the interior.”
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November 13, 2013
The Daily Journal of Commerce announced our latest project in Madison Park, a three-story house with two adjacent townhouses.
“Construction will at least meet the Built Green 4-star standard. Cascade Built said the airtight homes will also have additional energy efficient measures, including exterior insulation, heat recovery ventilators, and super efficient European tilt and turn windows.
Cascade Built owner Sloan Ritchie said this will provide better air quality and make the houses more comfortable.
He said the project will use durable and sustainable local materials; construction waste will be recycled; and there will be native landscaping and pervious surfaces.”
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November 7, 2013
Seattle NPR station KUOW featured a story on Park Passive today, in celebration of International Passive House Days. Listen here.
November 4, 2013
Our Park Passive project has won Builder magazine’s grand prize in the 2013 Design Awards. Click to read the full article.
September 14, 2013
This fall our Park Passive project was a featured home on the AIA’s first-ever Explore Design Home Tour. Northwest Home and URBNLIVN offered a preview of the event. In Northwest Home’s preview, architect Marie Ljubojevic offered up her favorite details about the home:
“The bay window at the stair…[it] displays how PH walls can be manipulated to be varied and interesting. I think the perception is that PH walls should only have regular punch openings, but we’ve shown otherwise…A tree was removed from the site and the wood was milled to build the stairs and to wrap the interior bay wall…The reuse of the old tree reinforces (and reminds one of) the sustainable principles that guided the project as well as providing a unifying design thread.”