Amagansett Residence – Amagansett, NY

Amagansett, NY

Naiztat + Ham

Exterior Wall Cladding:

KOI shou sugi ban charred cypress
#2 Common Grade, burnt and sealed on face and back
3/4″ thick X 5-1/8″ wide X all 6′ – 16′ long
Tongue & Groove

Situated on a quiet road in Amagansett, NY, this home was designed to make a statement with sharp angles and modern finishes. The facade of the home is a combination of warm wood tones and reSAWN’s KOI shou sugi ban charred cypress. The KOI shou sugi ban cladding continues from the outdoor kitchen to the indoor kitchen, helping to create a cohesive design inside and out.

The home was designed by Naiztat + Ham, a boutique architecture firm in downtown Manhattan. The partners at NHA believe in balancing the nature of the ‘art of architecture’ with being a service industry, where the ultimate goal is a happy client. They maintain a diverse design aesthetic ranging from pre-war to modern and have a special excitement for interiors that use materials inherent in a building. The firm is commended for its ability to listen while remaining honest to the integrity of the structure.

KOI features CHARRED CYPRESS burnt in the Japanese style of shou sugi ban. KOI can be used for interior or exterior wall cladding.  For exterior cladding, we offer Select Grade.  For interior applications, we offer #2 common and Select Grade.  The higher the grade, the better it is felt the wood will perform, especially in exterior applications.

KOI 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.

KOI 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.

Our charring & sealing process makes for beautifully designed exterior wood siding.  Like any exterior wood siding prefinished or finished in place, these materials will weather naturally over time and will require maintenance.  For interior applications, expect little to no change.  

reSAWN’s CHARRED offering features cypress, western red cedar, Accoya, Kebony, black walnut, red oak, white oak and reclaimed hemlock that is burnt in the Japanese tradition of shou sugi ban.  Our award-winning CHARRED products 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.  All of reSAWN’s CHARRED products are made in the USA, in our facility in Telford, PA.

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