KplusK selected reSAWN’s MOYASU shou sugi ban charred cypress for the entrance to the ABOVE night club at this hip Southside hotel in Hong Kong.


MOYASU :: shou sugi ban cypress wall cladding


Interior Wall Cladding:
 MOYASU– shou sugi ban charred #2 common grade cypress
charred & sealed on face only
7/8″ thick  X 5-1/2″ wide X 12-16′ long
Tongue & Groove


Ovolo Southside might scream more NYC’s Meatpacking District, than Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong, but this former warehouse has deep roots in the area’s industrial past. Paul Kember of KplusK Associates was the architect that brought Girish Jhunjhnuwala’s vision to life. Paying homage to its industrial past, the hotel showcases art installations and graffiti throughout much of its public spaces. On the fourth floor, CIRQLE serves up a blended cuisine within a modern slash industrial, bistro environment.

ABOVE is the hotel’s edgy rooftop bar that boasts some of the street artwork they’re known for.  The entrance to ABOVE features reSAWN’s MOYASU charred cypress wall cladding.  Guests can choose from six different room types in the 162-room hotel. The Corner rooms give you 180° panoramic views.  Each of the rooms has its own unique shape since the architect chose to maintain the warehouse’s original structure.Heavy-duty fixtures and fittings work seamlessly with the concrete walls.

The ancient technique of shou sugi ban is gaining new life as a unique and modern interior and exterior wall cladding. The wood is carefully charred, misted with water, cooled, brushed to remove dust and loose debris, and then stained/sealed to create the unique designs you will find in the CHARRED collection.  The top coat sealer is applied prior to shipping (for exterior applications, we recommend sealing the face & back).

Nandos - shou sugi ban
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