1000 F Street – Washington DC

Washington, DC

KGD Architecture

Interior Wall Cladding:

TAIYO shou sugi ban charred cypress
Burnt and sealed on face only
Select Grade
Fire Treated to Class A
13/16″ X 5-1/8” X 6′ – 16′ random lengths
Tongue & Groove

Located near Metro Center in the heart of  Washington DC’s East End/Penn Quarter neighborhood, 1000 F Street is a boutique, trophy quality 11 story office and retail building. For one of their recent office space renovations, KGD Architects created a bright, modern space which utilized reSAWN’s TAIYO shou sugi ban charred cypress throughout the entire office.

TAIYO was used as interior wall cladding in the elevator bank, reception area, break area, and conference room. KGD also incorporated TAIYO into the design of the conference room as a ceiling feature, cladding on a bench that ran the entire length of the room and used as the face of a custom credenza which serves as the focal point of the room. In the break area, TAIYO was included on the lighting fixture and as also used as cladding on the base of the counter.

TAIYO features CHARRED CYPRESS burnt in the Japanese style of shou sugi ban.  TAIYO can be used for interior or exterior wall cladding and is available in select grade or #2 common grade cypress.  The higher the grade, the better it is felt the wood will perform, especially in exterior applications.  See our CHARRED Grading Guide for more info.

TAIYO is carefully charred, misted with water, cooled, brushed and then stained/sealed.  The top coat sealer is applied prior to shipping (for exterior applications, we recommend sealing the back side as well as the face).  The burning process accentuates the wood grain and creates varying colors when viewed from different angles and in different light.

TAIYO is made with cypress sourced from the Southern United States and can be used for interior wall cladding, ceiling cladding and exterior siding.  With its legendary beauty and natural durability, cypress has long been a staple as an exterior wood siding product.  Because cypress generates its own preservative oil, called cypressene, it’s an ideal wood for locations with constant heat, humidity, and torrential rains.

reSAWN’s CHARRED designs feature cypress, black walnut, red oak, white oak and reclaimed hemlock that is burnt in the Japanese tradition of shou sugi ban.  Our award-winning CHARRED wood pays 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.

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