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Modern timber winery blends Japanese and Viennese influences

Wien-based architecture practice Architects Collective used innovative timber construction for the contemporary Nett Winery in the Pfalz wine region of Neustadt an der Weinstraße, Germany. Unlike traditional wine cellars that typically feature massive walls or industrial steel, this new winery features comparatively lightweight construction using ecological materials, including a wooden outer shell and an inner structure of pumice-concrete. Inspired by Japanese architecture and Viennese moderni...
Tags: Design, Germany, Architecture, Gallery, Wine, British Columbia, Winery, Carousel Showcase, Timber Architecture, Wien, Shou Sugi, Neustadt, Natural Materials, Winemaking, Shou Sugi Ban, Origami-like Architecture

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

Two moody, tranquil cabins perch above a Quebec forest

Montreal-based firm Nature Humaine has unveiled a beautiful pair of adjoining cabins tucked into a remote forest outside Quebec. The cube-like structures are clad in a burnt wood facade, giving the design a distinctively minimalist aesthetic. To make the most of the incredible setting, the timber cabins have two massive glass walls that provide breathtaking, panoramic views from the interior. Located in the Eastern Townships, Quebec, the two tiny cabins hold court over a steep, rocky terrain. ...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Gallery, Wisconsin, Montreal, Quebec, Cabins, Minimalist Design, Timber Cabins, Naturehumaine, Adrien Williams, Burnt Wood, Tiny Cabins, Shou Sugi Ban, Minimalist Cabin, Black Cabins

This holiday home in Montauk produces all of its own electricity

East of the Hamptons sits a solar-powered, holiday home that celebrates indoor-outdoor living. Wrapped in exposed concrete and fire-resistant charred timber, the home — dubbed the Montauk House — is the work of Desai Chia Architects, a New York City-based design practice that created the two-story home (with a basement level) for a family with two children. The roof of the house also conceals a large photovoltaic array that harnesses enough energy to power the entire residence, while passive de...
Tags: Design, New York City, Architecture, Gallery, Solar Energy, Solar, Solar Panels, Long Island, Hamptons, Carousel Showcase, Natural Ventilation, Exposed Concrete, Passive Design, Montauk, Open-plan, Terraces

An angular timber cabin is hidden inside an ancient mountain forest

Rising like a tree out of rich volcanic ash soil is the Shangri-la Cabin, the first structure in a series of mountain cabins in Las Trancas, Chile. Architect Nicolas del Rio of the Chilean architecture firm DRAA designed the geometric cabin that’s clad in timber inside and out and punctuated with large windows. Built of prefabricated structural insulation panels, the compact cabin boasts minimal site impact thanks to its elevated footprint, which also gives the dwelling a treehouse-like feel. ...
Tags: Design, Diy, Architecture, Gallery, Chile, Cabin, Carousel Showcase, Prefabricated, DRAA, Locally-sourced Timber, Split Levels, Local Materials, Minimal Site Impact, Sips, Structural Insulated Panels, Shou Sugi Ban

Edible plants surround the curvaceous Barangaroo House in Australia

Completed just last year, the eye-catching Barangaroo House has already become a visual landmark for the inner-city suburb of Barangaroo in Sydney, Australia. The competition-winning design is the work of Australian architecture firm Collins and Turner, which created the sculptural building to house a contemporary restaurant and bar of the same name. Located near the waterfront in a high pedestrian-trafficked area, the curvaceous building mimics the appearance of three stacked bowls rimmed with...
Tags: Design, Australia, Architecture, Restaurant, Gallery, Sydney, Bar, Utrecht, Collins, Carousel Showcase, Sydney Australia, Edible Garden, Barangaroo, Edible Plants, Charred Timber, Cantilever

Stay in a dreamy treehouse inside an ancient English forest

A magical treehouse retreat has opened its doors in the village of Lee in England’s stunning North Devon region. Built largely by hand, this luxurious one-bedroom rental is dressed in a combination of reclaimed and modern materials. Set within remote woodland, the Treehouse Retreat immerses guests in a private paradise in nature without sacrificing modern comforts. Built to sleep two, the two-story Treehouse Retreat is clad in locally sourced cedar charred using Shou Sugi Ban, a Japanese tech...
Tags: England, Design, Hotels, Architecture, Gallery, Mayfair, Tripadvisor, Forest, Treehouses, Teak, Carousel Showcase, Treehouse, Reclaimed Materials, Retreat, Lee, Locally Sourced Materials

Minimalism adds a modern twist to this traditional farmhouse

Columbus-based practice Jonathan Barnes Architecture and Design took cues from early 19th-century agrarian architecture for its design of the Sullivan House, a contemporary residence that comprises two gabled barn-like structures. Located in the leafy Ohio suburb of Worthington, this single-family home offers a modern take on the local farmhouse vernacular with its simple form clad in natural materials and large expanses of glass. Completed in June 2016, the Sullivan House is a spacious resid...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Gallery, Ohio, Michigan, Columbus, Minimalist, Carousel Showcase, Farmhouse, Slate, Worthington, Slate Shingles, Limestone, Open-plan, Douglas Fir, Gabled Roof

Recyclable House is an eco-getaway that celebrates the circular economy

A recently completed environmentally friendly retreat has opened for bookings on AirBnB in the picturesque countryside near Beaufort, Australia. Designed by Quentin Irvine, the Recyclable House is an experimental modern home that stays true to its name with its use of recyclable materials and passive solar construction principles. Conceived as a “prototype house for the circular economy,” the four-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath rental comfortably fits 10 guests and promises “sensational indoor ai...
Tags: Design, Australia, Architecture, Gallery, Airbnb, Insulation, Passive Solar, Rental, Carousel Showcase, Recyclable Materials, Retreat, Irvine, Indoor Air Quality, Beaufort, Australian Architecture, Galvanized Steel

Charred timber cladding and a green roof connect this Victorian-era home to nature

To embrace indoor/outdoor living, this Victoria-era house in London is outfitted with a handsome new extension wrapped in Shou Sugi Ban cladding. Designed by Neil Dusheiko Architects, the Black Ridge House provides a modern contrast to the original home’s Victorian brickwork. Inspired by biophilic design principles, the new-build was constructed with several energy-saving features — such as a green roof and underfloor heating — and sustainably sourced timbers to connect the home to nature. In...
Tags: Extension, Design, London, Addition, Architecture, Gallery, Norway, Victoria, Warner, Carousel Showcase, Green Renovation, Sustainable Materials, Timber Cladding, Open-plan, Kebony, Energy Efficient

How to Burn & Stain Wood Aka Shou Sugi Ban

Check out the video for further details, and please subscribe to my YouTube channel if you like what you see. Thanks.Shou Sugi Ban is a Japanese technique, that dates back to the 18th century, for preserving wood. The process is specifically meant for cedar, but works on many species of wood such as...By: Jonny BuildsContinue Reading » [Author: Jonny Builds]
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Shou Sugi Ban - burnt wood for protection against fire, rot, & insects

When I was house shopping we looked at and crossed off a bunch of log cabins. The cabins we looked at had problems with Rot & Termites. Floating around youtube last week, I came on this process called Shou-Sugi-Ban where the wood is burnt to help prevent most of those problem. Below taken from: "It’s a counterintuitive but ingenious idea: heating wood to render it fireproof. If you’ve ever tried to rekindle a campfire using burnt logs,...
Tags: Japan, Canada, Weapon, DIY - Do It Yourself, Nara, Shou Sugi Ban, Buddhist Horyuji Temple

Charred timber home perched above Silicon Valley takes cues from nature

High above Silicon Valley sits a striking home with a two-story volume clad in blackened cedar. Schwartz and Architecture designed the residence, named Shou Sugi Ban House after the traditional Japanese method used to burn the wood to wrap it in a layer of carbon highly resistant to water, fire, and mold. The charred timber volume is an extension to an existing one-story home, the interior of which was also substantially remodeled by the architects. Located on the crest of a hill in Los Gatos,...
Tags: Extension, Design, California, Architecture, Gallery, Silicon Valley, Carousel Showcase, Schwartz, Los Gatos, Cedar, Los Gatos California, Shou Sugi, Charred Timber, Blackened Timber, Full-height Glazing, Shou Sugi Ban

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

The Soot House: Conjuring the Ghosts of Old New England on Spruce Head in Maine

Sculptor turned builder Anthony Esteves‘s work is haunted by the dark side of old New England. “The homes of the 1600s have a ghostly quality,” he says. “They are defined by simplicity of shape and adornment, and stand to be noticed in the landscape. I bring those guiding principles to my work.” This tradition is evident in the Soot House, a charred black structure that Esteves built by hand with a sculptor’s eye, and where he now lives with his wife, Julie O’Rourke, and their small son in a sma...
Tags: Books, Japan, Sweden, Uncategorized, America, Maine, Paris, Portland, Black, New England, Cape, House Tour, Douglas, Plaster, Rourke, CAMDEN Maine

Floating sauna with charred timber cladding boasts minimal site impact

When Milan-based Small Architecture Workshop was asked to design a tiny sauna for a bed and breakfast in Åmot, Sweden, they wanted to do so with minimal environmental impact. The result of their efforts is this dreamy floating sauna on a lake wrapped in blackened timber to blend in with its forested surroundings. The architects built the compact structure in the span of two weeks as the first in a series of new amenities for the nearby bed and breakfast set in the middle of the forest. Located...
Tags: Design, Milan, Sweden, Architecture, Gallery, Stockholm, Carousel Showcase, Floating Sauna, Sauna, Charred Timber, Blackened Timber, Full-height Glazing, Shou Sugi Ban, Lake Views, Yakisugi, Small Architecture Workshop

Breathtakingly beautiful tiny home is surprisingly luxurious inside

Meet “The Escher”—a stunning tiny home that’ll steal your breath away. Designed and built by New Frontier Tiny Homes, this gorgeous mobile home uses clever space-saving design, high-end materials, and craftsmanship to prove that living large is possible in small spaces. The Escher combines rustic appeal with contemporary design into a surprisingly luxurious and dreamy abode. The Escher model was designed and built as a full-time family home for a couple with a child. Although the clients origi...
Tags: Design, Hgtv, Escher, Shou Sugi Ban, New Frontier Tiny Homes, Federal Blue Custom Metal Siding

Stunning Lake Michigan home is built from dying ash reclaimed onsite

This stunning timber home by the lake sensitively embraces its Midwestern landscape with its design and use of local, reclaimed materials. Designed by Desai Chia Architects in collaboration with Environment Architects (AOR), the Michigan Lake House boasts stunning lake views and a striking folded roof. The site-sensitive home features a native plant palette and stormwater management in addition to locally sourced and salvaged materials. Located on a woodland bluff, the 4,800-square-foot Michig...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Gallery, Michigan, Green Building, Ash, Carousel Showcase, Salvaged Materials, Reclaimed Materials, Lake House, Lake Michigan, Locally Sourced Materials, Breezeway, Shou Sugi, Charred Timber, Shou Sugi Ban

Shou Sugi Ban, Segmented, Slat Fencing

Warning, this instructable is not for the faint of heart!!This is not a quick tutorial on how to throw up fencing. The technique I used (Shou Sugi Ban) is very time consuming. But with some patience the final product is an absoultly beautiful way to treat wood.To sum up this project, Its a burnt fen...By: AlpenglowetchingContinue Reading » [Author: Alpenglowetching]
Tags: Lifehacks, Shou Sugi, Shou Sugi Ban, Alpenglowetching

Backyard Shou Sugi Ban

Shou Sugi Ban is a beautiful ancient Japanese siding technique that preserves wood by charring it. Here I will teach you how to create this look yourself with simply without a propane torch. What you will need- wood planks (traditionally cedar is used but I used pine which is cheaper)- heat resista...By: Rachelle3 Continue Reading » [Author: Rachelle3]
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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...
Tags: Books, UK, New York, Texas, London, Uncategorized, US, San Francisco, Materials, Czech Republic, New Zealand, Belgium, Mark Lewis, Flooring, Brittany, Williamsburg

Exquisite Shore House is a modernist triumph that embraces nature

Hidden away in Long Island’s North Haven village is an exquisite modernist home that looks like a natural extension of the landscape. Leroy Street Studio designed the Shore House, a green-roofed retreat in Suffolk County, New York with views of the Peconic Bay. Built partly into a hillside, the charred cedar-clad home uses a natural materials palette to sensitively blend into the surrounding environment. Surrounded by windswept trees and tall grasses, the Shore House enjoys a secluded lot on t...
Tags: New York, Design, Architecture, Gallery, Energy Efficiency, Green Building, Long Island, Carousel Showcase, Waterfront Architecture, Green Roof, Suffolk County, Cedar, Suffolk County New York, Charred Cedar, Outdoor Fireplace, Sliding Glass Doors