Burnt in NYC

Residential         Exteriors

An integral process in the making of Chilmark House was the research and testing that went into producing the shou sugi ban louvers that exist on the exterior of the structure. Shou sugi ban is a traditional Japanese method of wood preservation utilizing heat.

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Burnt in NYC

Residential         Exteriors

An integral process in the making of Chilmark House was the research and testing that went into producing the shou sugi ban louvers that exist on the exterior of the structure. Shou sugi ban is a traditional Japanese method of wood preservation utilizing heat.

Embracing a centuries-old method of timber preservation.

 

Watch the video below to learn more.

To produce the two hundred and forty-four 9′ by 16′ glue-laminated fa√ßade louvers, our team rented out a warehouse in the Bronx to assemble and burn the timber by hand.

 
 
 
 
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Embracing a centuries-old method of timber preservation.

 

Watch the video below to learn more.

To produce the two hundred and forty-four 9′ by 16′ glue-laminated fa√ßade louvers, our team rented out a warehouse in the Bronx to assemble and burn the timber by hand.

 
 
 
 
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The result is an elegant expanse of solid-black charred wood, complimenting the rural landscape of Martha’s Vineyard, while providing a waterproof exterior.

The result is an elegant expanse of solid-black charred wood, complimenting the rural landscape of Martha’s Vineyard, while providing a waterproof exterior.

 
 
 
 
 
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Video content courtesy of Jon Miller.