Needham Residence – Needham, MA


Location: Needham, MA

Architect: AW Arch

Photographer: Florian Holzherr

Exterior Cladding
CUSTOM Charred Western Red Cedar
CVG (Clear Vertical Grain)
Burnt on face only, sealed all 4 sides
Solid +/- 3/4” thick x +/- 5” wide x 6′-16′
Random lengths

The Needham Residence in Massachusetts rests amongst a quiet suburban development. It features over 4,800 sq.ft. of reSAWN TIMBER co.’s CUSTOM Shou Sugi Ban Charred Cedar exterior cladding. The home’s palette of wood, concrete, and glass harmonizes seamlessly with the sunlight and surrounding woodland. This calm and quiet house is the perfect retreat to unwind and relax.

reSAWN offers Western Red Cedar because it’s one of North America’s great renewable resources. In addition to it’s prominence as sustainable exterior material, it’s very durable and is one of the lightest commercial softwoods. It is an expansive and popular tree in the Pacific Northwest region of North America. The wood is used to build shingles for roofs, siding (cladding) for homes, decks, and furniture among other applications.

AW-ARCH is an architecture firm based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. They are committed to creating unique and innovative designs for commercial and residential projects. They believe in the power of design to create a sense of belonging for every project they work on.

Florian Holzherr is a Munich native that not only photographs buildings of the most important architects in the world, but also for renowned international artists. He believes photography is the link between our experience of the world and the people in it.

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