Offices – Brooklyn, NY
MONOGATARI – shou sugi ban charred cypress
Burnt on face only, sealed face & back
13/16” thick X 3-1/8” wide
Tongue & Groove
Located on the western side of Brooklyn, NY, Red Hook is a rapidly growing marina neighborhood with an industrial essence. The attitude of the neighborhood is largely reflected by the warehouses and urban-coast vibe, which can be seen in the demographic mix of youthful artists and lifelong residents. The inclusion of MONOGATARI shou sugi ban exterior siding creates a monolithic facade contrasting the community’s industrial aesthetic.
Designed as two separate buildings, the narrow width of the shou sugi ban siding causes the properties to blend together into one entity. On the block that is mainly warehouses and highlighted by a large parking lot storing off-duty food trucks, the offices stand in contrast to the existing aesthetic. With the eclectic combination of the black facade, blue painted brick, residential buildings, and industrial spaces, the offices are symbolic of Brooklyn’s current design scene: modern simplicity with location specific inspiration.
reSAWN’s CHARRED offering features cypress, western red cedar, Accoya, Kebony, black walnut, red oak, white oak and reclaimed hemlock that is burnt in the Japanese tradition of shou sugi ban. Our award-winning CHARRED products pay homage to the traditional Japanese technique of “shou-sugi-ban” aka “yakisugi” without being literal. Historically very specific in their definition, “shousugi-ban” and “yakisugi” have become common nomenclature for modern charred wood designs in general. All of reSAWN’s CHARRED products are made in the USA, in their facility in Telford, PA.
G Ateliers is an architecture firm located in Brooklyn, NY that specializes in residential, commercial, and public works projects. The firm has built numerous buildings in New York and Colombia a specific South American influence coming from the founding architects. Their drawings of Fernando Botero Library Park in Medellin, Colombia were recently acquired by the Museum of Modern Art for the Architecture and Design Collection.