In an article published in The New York Times Style Magazine, a pool house located on Shelter Island was featured, highlighting the use of reSAWN’s MONOGATARI shou sugi ban charred cypress. Designed by Brooklyn-based firm General Assembly, the Shelter Island pool house was designed as a retreat and relaxation space for a busy mother and daughter duo. Lead designer, Sarah Zames, chose reSAWN’s MONOGATARI shou sugi ban charred cypress for the exterior cladding.
In an article published in The New York Times, a newly-built residence in Montauk was featured, highlighting the use of reSAWN’s IRUKA shou sugi ban charred cypress. Designed by Manhattan-based firm Desai Chia Architecture, the Montauk Residence is situated just a block from the beach. Katherine Chia, FAIA, who led the design on this project, chose reSAWN’s IRUKA shou sugi ban charred cypress for the exterior and interior cladding.
In an article published in the Vol. 3 2018 issue, Residential Design Magazine featured a case study on the Wayzata Residence, highlighting the use of reSAWN’s NIGIRI shou sugi ban charred Accoya. Designed by Minneapolis-based firm Snow Krielich Architects, the Wayzata Residence is situated on a beautifully scenic location with incomparable proximity to Lake Minnetonka, one of the most popular lakes in the “Land of 10,000 Lakes”. Matthew Kreilich, FAIA, who led the design on this project, chose reSAWN’s NIGIR shou sugi ban charred accoya for the exterior cladding.
In a news post on its website, Accoya® announced its specification as exterior cladding on the Wood City Apartment. The eight floor high residential high rise directly facing the Gulf of Finland is located in the trendy Jätkäsaari district of Helsinki. The project is a joint venture developed by Stora Enso Wood Products, Helsinki City Apartments Limited, Novenberg Limited and SRV Group Plc.
This video from ProBuilder highlights the many advantages of Accoya Wood, a modified timber using a process called acetylation. Acetylation is a cutting-edge patented technology that greatly improves the performance of the wood. This process makes the wood rot resistance and more durable. This wood is guaranteed for 50 years above ground and 25 years in ground or freshwater. From joinery for the home to bridges submerged in water, Accoya wood is a leading material that stands up to every application challenge – decking, cladding and more.
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.
Explore reSAWN’s shou sugi ban CHARRED materials installed throughout New York City
reSAWN has created this architecture & design tour of shou sugi ban throughout New York City including Manhattan and Brooklyn. The tour includes many restaurants, private homes, and businesses.
Use this link: NYC tour of shou sugi ban to view the tour including addresses and instructions for getting to each location.
You can also download a printable info sheet here: NYC tour of shou sugi ban PDF
reSAWN’s award-winning CHARRED collection pays homage to the traditional Japanese technique of “shou-sugi-ban” aka “yakisugi” without being literal. reSAWN uses domestic wood species whenever possible, including Cypress from the Southern US and domestic White Oak, Black Walnut, Red Oak & Ash as well as reclaimed woods from the US. The designs in the CHARRED collection have been carefully developed using modern finishes and incorporating reSAWN’s many years of experience in the architectural & design specification market. reSAWN manufacturers charred wood products for a range of applications including exterior siding, interior wall cladding & flooring, and custom furniture.
The tour includes 8 stops beginning on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and concluding in Park Slope Brooklyn.
1. SUSHI TERIA – 153 E. 53rd Street (btwn Lexington & 3rd Ave)
Begin your tour where reSAWN worked with Cherico King Architect to specify KUJAKU shou sugi ban charred cypress in select grade at this modern take-away joint delivering creative sushi and salads through online & iPad orders located in New York City.
2. CITIZEN WATCH FLAGSHIP STORE – 1500 Broadway (btwn 43rd & 44th Street)
The second stop is at Citizen Watch Company’s global flagship store in Times Square. With over 1,300 square feet, the new store gives Citizen the opportunity to feature a full range of their offering and to enhance consumer appreciation for the brand on a grand scale. New York based architectural firm Mapos select reSAWN’s NETSU shou sugi ban red oak wall cladding for the interior of the store.
We love what Ukrainian designer Yaroslav Galant is doing with charred wood furniture. Galant discovered that charred wood can be employed in various interior schemes with striking aesthetic effects. His “Born 2B Burn” collection (initially spotted by Freshome on Captivatist) can be organically adapted to different design concepts from classical to eclectic and contemporary.
The designer shares some secrets regarding his manufacturing technique: “Furniture frame is charred at temperature about 2000°F. The short-term influence of high temperature carbonizes surfaces with proper color and texture, while the wood core still remains undamaged. After cooling down, the furniture is impregnated with a special substance epioftonol (patented by Yaroslav Galant). On the final stage the wooden surface is varnished”. As you can see in the photos below, the resulting furniture displays an original finish, one that is certain to impress and amaze.
RSTco. offers CHARRED WOOD Furniture – view more here
ABOUT THE PROJECT
Located in Bethlehem, PA directly across from the exclusive Saucon Valley Country Club, this Shaker style grandfather cottage is designed for warmth & entertaining. Filled with natural light, architectural wood details, reclaimed wood millwork and STEAMBOAT wide plank white oak floors throughout. The custom kitchen features a reclaimed oak countertop. The open floor plan allows for the kitchen to flow into the living room which includes such details as OLD SCHOOL reclaimed box beams and ceiling feature and a reclaimed beam fireplace mantle. The 2nd floor bedroom includes reclaimed oak beams on the ceiling, custom reclaimed oak sliding doors, a custom reclaimed oak ladder leading to a quaint loft space and OLD SCHOOL reclaimed oak ceiling detail on the balcony. reSAWN’s STEAMBOAT wide plank oak flooring compliments the darker reclaimed woods providing warmth throughout the space.
VIEW MORE: Bethlehem Residence
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.