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February 18, 2009

AIA Seattle Project of the Month: ‘Now everyone wants a building like this'

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Photo by Nic Lehoux [enlarge]
The uphill side of the Kitsap County Administration Building brings a new civic presence to Division Street.

Architects love hillsides. Floors can be set like a partially open chest of drawers, yielding a winning combination of long views and lots of steps, inside and out. It also offers a critical edge in energy efficiency, because inside walls dug into the sloping ground have the earth as insulation.

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