Wood meets metal. Industrial meets authentic elements. The result? The Greenwood House developed by Malboeuf Bowie Architecture. Quite compact and extremely modern, this residential project, inspired by minimalism, reflects the need of the owner to have a neat and easy to maintain house, with a visually uncluttered design. The house is located in a tranquil neighbourhood in Seattle, on a fast arterial street, nearby a commercial centre. The architectural studio focuses a lot on satisfying the needs of its clients. Regarding their working method, here is what the architects have to say: “In each project, we adapt our architecture to express efficient use of space, creative use of materials, and strong interior/exterior connections.”
The house, structured on two floors, makes use of green practices such as natural ventilation or recycled materials. Very luminous and with a good light penetration, this compact dwelling has plenty of windows that offer a good view over both, the garden (a small green relaxation oasis) and the street. A metallic, industrial-like staircase connects the floors. This is one of the elements that make us think of a Scandinavian loft-like design influence.