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Former camping site turned into gorgeous family home clad in charred wood and natural stone

When tasked with creating a family home in Austin, local firm, Michael Hsu Office of Architecture, decided to go with a blend of charred wood, locally-sourced stone and glass panels. The result is the stunning Llano retreat, a design that was strategically built to embrace the natural landscape, while providing a contemporary, but cozy living space.   Situated along the Llano River in central Texas, the building site was used for years by the family as a camping and fishing spot for the weeken...
Tags: Texas, Design, Austin, Architecture, Gallery, Interior Design, Home Design, Llano, Laura Roberts, Douglas Fir, Llano River, Charred Wood, Shou Sugi Ban, Nature Inspired Homes, Locally Sourced Building Materials, Shou sugi ban homes


The Treebox is an amazing modern home set high up in the treetops

This gorgeous wooden home in Texas captures the experience of living high up in the treetops. Designed by Wernerfield, the PH2 Treebox is raised several meters off the ground, and its living quarters are sheltered by the surrounding forest. Wernerfield was commissioned to design an addition to an existing split-level house on a wooded property in Dallas. The team responded with a design that takes its cues from the form of the main house. Related: Microsoft unveils amazing treehouse office wh...
Tags: Texas, Design, Microsoft, Architecture, Gallery, Dallas, Green Building, Treehouses, Treehouse, Green Architecture, Guest House, Staircase, Burnt Wood, Charred Wood, Elevated House, PH2 Treebox


Beautiful Charred Accoya Wood from reSAWN

reSAWN Timber Co. is now offering FSC-certified charred Accoya wood. Appropriate for both interior and exterior cladding, Accoya is an “acetylated” wood that’s resistant to weather and rot. The process of acetylation modifies the wood by naturally altering its chemical structure. By changing the free hydroxyls within the wood into acetyl groups, acetylation reduces the wood’s ability to absorb water without introducing toxins—“rendering the wood more dimensionally stable and extremely durable...
Tags: Books, Uncategorized, FSC, Walls, Sustainable Wood, Acetylated Wood, Surfaces, Resawn, Charred Wood, ReSawn Timber Co, Accoya Wood, Exterior Cladding, Interior Cladding, Low-maintenance Wood, Preserved Wood, Shou-sugi-ban


Charred wood-clad Sleeve House is a home within a home

The traditional barn gets a brilliant reinterpretation in the modern charred wood-clad Sleeve House. Two elongated volumes – a smaller one sleeved into a larger – comprise this timber house located on an open rolling hillside in New York state. Architecture firm actual / office used Shou Sugi Ban to give the home a sustainable, low-maintenance exterior that complements the surrounding landscape. The Sleeve House sits on a sloping terrain around two hours north of New York City in a rural area ...
Tags: New York, Design, New York City, Architecture, Gallery, Green Architecture, Timber House, Timber, Exposed Concrete, Hudson Valley, Michael Moran, Glass Walls, Charred Wood, Shou Sugi Ban, Sleeve House, Actual / Office


Remodeling 101: Shou Sugi Ban Charred Wood

Repeat after us: shou sugi ban. Devised as a way to make wood less susceptible to fire and to keep away insects and rot, this longstanding Japanese method involves torching your building materials. The results are long lived and hauntingly beautiful. And the good news is that charred wood is now widely available for domestic use. Here are 13 examples of charred wood put to use (for both interiors and exteriors) and where to buy it. 13 Charred Wood Houses Above: A series of charred wood cabi...
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