San Francisco Corporate Office – San Francisco, CA

San Francisco, CA

Architect: Interior Architects

Photography: Steph Dewey

Interior Wall Cladding:

TORA shou sugi ban charred cypress
Burnt and sealed on face only
Select Grade
Solid 13/16″ thick X 5-1/8″ wide X 6′-16′ long
Tongue & Groove

Located in San Francisco, CA this corporate office was designed by Interior Architects. The confidential clients requested an open, bright and modern space for their amenity kitchen space. Interior Architects chose bright pops of color and geometric patterns that all blended together perfectly to create exactly what the client was looking for. They included reSAWN’s TORA shou sugi ban charred cypress as wall cladding, adding an extra layer of texture to the design.

Interior Architects is a global firm of architects, designers, strategists, and specialists. They focus exclusively on environments through the lens of interior architecture—a radical idea in 1984, when Interior Architects was founded. They’re inspired working alongside their clients to resolve complex issues and design highly energized environments where people thrive.

TORA features CHARRED CYPRESS burnt in the Japanese style of shou sugi ban.  TORA 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.

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.

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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