Ten at Clarendon – Arlington, VA


Arlington, VA

Bonstra Haresign Architects

Exterior Cladding:

MATSU shou sugi ban charred Accoya
Select grade, burnt face only, sealed face and back
3/4″ thick X 5-1/2″ wide X ALL 8′ Lengths
Standard Shiplap

TORA shou sugi ban charred cypress
Select grade, burnt face only, sealed face & back
13/16″ thick X 5-1/2″ wide X 6′-16′ random lengths

Previously the site of a used car lot, the prominent corner of Highland Street and 10th Street N in the Clarendon neighborhood of Arlington is anchored by a new five-story, 143-unit mixed-use building, geared to a vibrant, young demographic. The Ten at Clarendon features luxury, affordable, and eight live/work units, office space and 3,700 SF of ground-floor retail. Amenities include a rooftop lounge, outdoor kitchen and communal table, ground-floor bike workshop, fitness center and yoga room and  teleworking space.

The rooftop lounge includes a garden, which provides all residents with monthly samplings of organic herbs and veggies plucked straight from the soil. It also includes community fireplaces, lounge areas, and outdoor dining spots. reSAWN’s MATSU shou sugi ban charred Accoya serves as the backdrop of the space.

On the first floor of the building, there is another exterior amenity space with a full outdoor kitchen, dining area and more lounge space. reSAWN’s TORA shou sugi ban charred cypress exterior cladding lines the entirety of the space.

MATSU features CHARRED Accoya® wood burnt in the Japanese style of shou sugi ban.  MATSU 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.

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.

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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