Belair Cantina at Brookfield Corners – Milwaukee
TORA – shou sugi ban charred cypress
Burnt on face only, sealed face & back
13/16” thick X 5-1/8” wide
Located at The Corners of Brookfield, BelAir Cantina is a Mexican-fusion restaurant best described as “Oaxacan meets L.A. food truck” style cuisine. This lively, California-style cantina serves a variety of Mexican favorites and offers a welcoming vibe for diners, who are encouraged to linger on the outdoor patio while enjoying creative dishes and delicious margaritas.
Situated just outside of Milwaukee, in Brookfield, Wisconsin, The Corners of Brookfield is a 400,000 square-foot, open-air town center with premier retail and dining, 244 luxury residences and a central market square. A joint project by IM Properties and Bradford Real Estate, the development opened in April 2017 after several years of construction..
In its planning stages, IM Properties and Bradford Real Estate sought a partner that could deliver visual solutions across the entire property, from wayfinding markers to LED lighting and large format, innovative digital signage.
Rinka Chung was consulted in the designing process of The Corners of Brookfield. An award-winning full service architecture firm, they exist to serve progressive and visionary clients. Rinka Chung started in Milwaukee in 2006 and enjoy making places in and around the city that enhance their community.
TORA by reSAWN TIMBER co. 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. See our CHARRED Grading Guide for more info. TORA can be treated to Class A Fire Rating for Interior Application – please call to inquire.
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.