I am interested in the idea of charred cedar as exterior cladding. It's waterproof, fireproof (very hard to light since it's already been burnt), requires very little maintenance, and has wonderful colour and texture. Could be used as an accent. Teas Rooms, Terunobu Fujimori, Ancient Japan, Shou Sugi Ban, Cedar Side, Japan Cypress, Adam Friedberg, Exterior Side, Charli Cedar
Modern Japanese-style house with charred wood siding : Burning the top one-eighth inch of each wood board is a natural way to preserve the timber and (paradoxically) make it fire resistant. Chemical preservatives, paints, and retardants are thus unnecessary. A further plus is the silvery beauty of the charred finish.
~simple, elegant and timeless when using a singular colour like bold Black on the exterior of a house. Like the classic black dress or black jacket, so does the black house stand the test of time for being a sophisticated handsome house. Image Credit Unknown: please pass along so that if you know the original source so that appropriate credit can be given.
The beauty of an unadorned concrete wall. The traces of its genesis still visible on its surface. A canvas for the play of light and shadow. A noble material.