Athena and Victor Calderone Residence – Brooklyn Townhouse
For hundreds of years, herringbone has been been used in parquet wood floors. It’s made a massive resurgence of late due to the popularity in geometric patterns.
Not only does it evoke a traditional feel, but these patterns work well in any space. They are suitable for adorning both period and contemporary properties, from a traditional Parisian style apartment, to the ultra-modern home.
By bringing wood of various shades and details together in beautiful patterns, it’s truly inspired by nature.
8 Architecturally Inspired Summer Homes of Our Dreams
“Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.”
― Henry James
The first day of Summer isn’t quite here yet, but as of late, we’ve been day-dreaming about sun drenched afternoons, relaxing by the pool with a good book, reconnecting with friends and family, and last but certainly not least, packing our bags and making a carefree escape to a summer house destination.
Whether it’s a home with pristine beachfront views, or stunning a lakeside retreat, we’ve rounded up 8 architecturally pleasing abodes that satisfy our lust to wander. These picturesque homes will get your design pulses racing.
Spotlight on COLOR + WOOD
Red hot, tickled pink, green with envy, blue blood, red tape, yellow belly. Color influences our everyday language and evokes physical, psychological and social responses. Color in design can set a mood, provide an accent, or even elicit a visceral response. reSAWN offers several wood designs in bright, bold colors. Contact reSAWN to order samples or for more information on specifying these materials for your project – just ask for Roy G. Biv.
Cypress is notable for its color consistency, density and hardness. Although cypress is a softwood, it grows alongside hardwoods and traditionally has been grouped and manufactured with hardwoods. The oils in cypress’ heartwood make it one of the most durable woods when exposed to moisture conditions causing decay. Cypress trees are natives of the south. They are found primarily in wet, swampy areas along the Atlantic Coastal Plain from Delaware to Florida.
These products are burnt and sealed and can be used for Interior Wall Cladding & Ceiling Cladding as well as Exterior applications. Our CHARRED designs pay homage to the traditional Japanese technique of “shou-sugi-ban” aka “yakisugi” without being literal. Historically very specific in their definition, “shou-sugi-ban” and “yakisugi” have become common nomenclature for modern charred wood designs in general.
AO :: shou sugi ban charred cypress
AKA :: shou sugi ban charred cypress
YASAI :: shou sugi ban charred cypress
ORENJI :: shou sugi ban charred cypress
PINKU :: shou sugi ban charred cypress
AKUA :: shou sugi ban charred cypress
HACHI :: shou sugi ban charred cypress
SCHEDULE A CEU PRESENTATION
An approved AIA CES Provider, reSAWN TIMBER co. is excited to present its course on wood as exterior cladding for one (1) LU:HSW credit. reSAWN examines the sustainable, performance, and aesthetic benefits and innovations that have made exterior wood cladding an ideal material for architectural projects.
ABOUT reSAWN TIMBER co.
reSAWN TIMBER co. provides new and reclaimed wood products for architectural specifications for flooring, interior wall cladding, ceilings, exterior siding, furniture and custom millwork.
Our carefully curated offering includes award-winning shou sugi ban charred woods, reclaimed woods, newly harvested american wood species and european oak. We provide only the highest quality materials milled to exacting standards and finished in a way that enhance the natural beauty of the wood. Our extensive offering includes wide plank flooring, FSC® Certified woods, and custom furniture with traditional joinery.
We specialize in meeting the needs of architects, designers and contractors, and providing superior service and guidance in developing your specifications. Our products can assist you in achieving your project goals in aesthetic, performance and sustainability. Contact us to learn more about our FSC® products.