ABOUT THE PROJECT
Located in the coastal town of Bellport, the residence has a heavily wooded landscape and cul-de-sac neighborhood. The ocean is never too far away, though, with a stiff, salty sea breeze. It’s the same breeze that requires the installation of a high-quality exterior wood siding. Studio DB specified reSAWN’s MATSU charred shou sugi ban Accoya® for its superior exterior durability. A modified pine, Accoya® is a high performance wood that’s ideal for exterior applications because of its increased product lifespan, dimensional stability, lower maintenance frequency, and improved carbon sequestration. Additionally, Accoya® is FSC® certified and naturally renewable.
CHARRED using the ancient Japanese technique of shou sugi ban, MATSU has another layer of protection from water, insect, and rot. The burning of Accoya® takes the incredibly durable wood and carbonizes the exterior layer, which causes the cells to resist the moisture absorption process. MATSU is fully charred and then finished without brushing off the soft charcoal layer. This charcoal layer is a sacrificial wear layer that will flake slowly, as is expected for any natural building product, over time to reveal blackened cypress underneath with variations in color from grey to brown tones and over time more grey tones.