Strive International – New York, NY
New York, NY
WABI SABI shou sugi ban charred accoya®
burnt & sealed on face only(interior)
3/4” x 5-3/8” x 8’-16’ random lengths
Tongue & groove
From its headquarters in East Harlem, STRIVE today is an international leader in helping individuals from underserved communities receive the training and support they need to obtain meaningful employment and achieve economic self sufficiency. All of STRIVE’s programs are designed to support clients at their point of entry and lead them through training, case management, and other services into a job. The goal is to achieve economic stability through living wage employment. All of STRIVE’s services are free to participants. STRIVE‘s 70,000 graduates have shown that a job brings dignity, hope, and a brighter future.
In 2018, STRIVE debuted their state of the art training facility designed by Lee H. Skolnick Architecture + Design Partnership (LHSA + DP). Located in the same neighborhood in which STRIVE was founded in 1984, the new facility remains rooted in STRIVE’s Harlem community, while being easily accessible to New Yorkers from across all five boroughs. To better meet the needs of its growth, the nearly 15,000 square foot facility is an expansion from its previous location, featuring a more open setting, flexible and modular classrooms and meeting spaces, increased private rooms for client counseling, upgraded technology systems, and new furniture. Throughout the new space, LHSA + DP incorporated reSAWN’s WABI SABI shou sugi ban charred accoya as cladding in the reception area and break area.
WABI SABI by features CHARRED Accoya® wood burnt in the Japanese style of shou sugi ban. WABI SABI can be used for interior or exterior wall cladding. Accoya® wood is the result of decades of research and development that has brought together a long-established, extensively proven wood modification technique and leading-edge patented technology – acetylation to create a high performance wood, ideal for outdoor use and challenging applications.
WABI SABI is affectionally named after the Japanese concept of the same name. WABI SABI represents Japanese aesthetics and a Japanese world view centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection. The aesthetic is sometimes described as one of beauty that is “imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete”.
By significantly enhancing the durability and dimensional stability of fast-growing and abundantly available certified wood species, Accoya® wood provides compelling environmental advantages over slow-growing hardwoods (which are often unsustainably sourced), woods treated with toxic preservative chemicals, and non-renewable carbon-intensive materials such as plastics, steel and concrete.
It can be used for interior or exterior wall cladding. Accoya® wood is the result of decades of research and development that has brought together a long-established, extensively proven wood modification technique and leading-edge patented technology – acetylation to create a high performance wood, ideal for outdoor use and challenging applications.