reSAWN’s custom shou sugi ban charred cypress is featured on the cover of the August 2019 Hamptons Cottages & Gardens Architecture issue. Similar in color and tone to our MURASAKI – this custom finish was designed by reSAWN specifically for this project. The blue/grey hue of this finish compliments the wood and will age gracefully in place. Burning helps to accentuate the natural grain pattern of the cypress and adds visual depth to the wood cladding.
“All exterior materials, from reSAWN’s custom shou sugi ban charred cypress to raw concrete walls, to the zinc roof, were chosen for their ability to weather and patina gracefully, naturally over time.” — Architect Maziar Behrooz (read the full article here)
MB Architecture chose to carry our custom shou sugi ban charred cypress throughout the interior of the home as well. They also incorporated our GOVERNOR European white oak flooring and custom North American white oak ceiling cladding.
One of MB Architecture’s challenges was creating a home that would accommodate the owners wish for a maintenance-free house with longevity, inside and outside. This led to building shapes and materials that would be hardy, devoid of delicate detailing, and required no re-finishing. The result is spectacular!
Maziar Behrooz Architecture is an award-winning, multi-disciplinary firm with offices in the Chelsea area of Manhattan and in East Hampton, NY. Over the past 18 years they have created a variety of projects that include sustainable single family homes, affordable housing, hyper-affordable pre-fab container houses, art & public projects, and commercial projects.