Issaquah Retreat

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The siding on this Passive House project in Issaquah, Washington, is a mixture of pristine composite panels and contrasting cedar reclaimed from a fire on the site that claimed the existing home and neighboring trees. 

We harvested the dead trees, milled the wood, torched it in the Japanese Shou-Sugi-Ban technique, and are using it as the exterior siding and rainscreen.  The process eliminates the costs and environmental impacts of paint and stain from both construction and maintenance cycles. Carbonized cedar siding boasts a lifetime of around eighty years in traditional Japanese construction with no maintenance: 
https://rodell.design/entry/blackened-cedar-siding/

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