84 South Parcel Buildings – Milwaukee, WI
TORA shou sugi ban
available in select grade or #2 common
5-1/8″ thick , 6′-16′ random lengths
sealed face & back
Tongue & Groove
84 SOUTH, located in Milwaukee, consists of a 48-acre mixed-use development positioned within the Southridge Mall regional trade area. Located at the off-ramp from I-894 , the site features over 2,500 feet of frontage along I-894 and easy access from the Interstate system.
Approximately 350,000 square feet of mid-box retail space and multiple self-contained outparcels for additional restaurant and specialty retail uses will complement the mid-box line up.
In a flurry of recent openings, multiple stores and restaurants will be opening at 84 South, a shopping, office and residential center being built along Layton Avenue between 84th and 92nd streets.
In the recent construction Cobalt Partners consulted with Rinka Chung Architecture to complete their new shopping center. With their vision to inspire through thoughtful design, Rinka Chung decided to incorporate reSAWN’s TORA shou sugi ban for the exterior siding on two of the new shops located at 84 South.
TORA features charred cypress burnt in the Japanese style of shou sugi ban. TORA 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.
TORA 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.
TORA 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.