Facade Focus: Charred Cedar

From Dwell, a slideshow on modern Shou Sugi Ban applications.

Siding is a pretty dull subject—unless you’re talking about charred cedar cladding, which makes our hearts go pitter-patter. It’s beautiful to look at and practical, too—the ancient Japanese technique seals the wood against rain and rot, and makes it fire resistant. Here, a look at some houses that feature this ancient—and yet so modern—material.

 

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