Located in Harads, Sweden, The Treehotel is made up of seven treehouse rooms that are each designed based on different sources of inspiration with the main focus on reconnecting with nature. The contemporary designs by leading Scandinavian architects are simple, luxurious, and ideal spaces for vacations of mindfulness and views of the Lule River. The 7th and latest room design is 32 feet off the ground and completely covered in shou sugi ban charred cedar.
CCS Architecture worked closely with Nancy and Tim Cushman to create O Ya New York. The design brings the ambiance and character of their Oya – Boston to Midtown. Located on the ground floor of a cherished townhouse within the Park South Hotel, the design is a mix of carefully orchestrated old and new.
Exposed brick and concrete are contrasted with crafted Japanese carpentry, glazed kiln tile, steel, and fabric. The main element is the expansive eating counter made from walnut timber. The façade and entry identify the establishment and also defines a transition from urban NYC; where you step down from the street, traverse a micro-Japanese garden of bamboo, gravel, and a large iconic granite boulder brought to the site direct from the quarry, and then enter the restaurant under a steel and wood canopy. The entry way features reSAWN’s TORA shou sugi ban charred cypress is select grade.