Charred timber

An overview of projects, products and exclusive articles about charred timber

Project • By QTD LtdResidential Landscape

Brooklands Barn

A barn clad head-to-toe in our ThermoChar® Cladding (Ash Composition)  More

Project • By AbodoHousing

Clifton Hill

This clifftop home, embracing the elevated outlook over the harbour, features an exterior in Abodo's Vulcan Charred Cladding. The Vulcan Charred not only provides a remarkable first impression and hard to beat street appeal, but also ensures there is no need to worry about regular ongoing maintenance.  Charred timber, also known as Shou Sugi Ban, will outlast traditional black wood finishes. Which will stand this home in good stead, with Christchurch’s hot summers and the property’s coastal location in mind. Read more about this project here. More

Project • By Alexandra Buchanan ArchitecturePrivate Houses

Goodtown House

The Goodtown house is a beautifully crafted, texturally rich contemporary courtyard home in the sought-after suburb of Rochedale, 17km south- east of Brisbane. The large 1900m2 plot situated on the corner of Goodtown street and Grieve road with large imposing neighbouring homes, presented a challenging design brief to the architects. The introduction of a courtyard between the bedrooms and the living spaces was vital to allow the internal spaces to orientate inwards and find visual relief in the green spaces and view corridors framed by the building. The strip of garden between the building and Grieve Road was an important design consideration in allowing visual privacy and acoustic buffering from the roadway.   This sprawling sing... More

Project • By CarrHotels

Jackalope Hotel

Carr Redefines the Transformative Hotel Experience on Victoria’s Mornington PeninsulaIn one of the most daring and avant-garde moves in the hotel industry to date, the Carr designed Jackalope Hotel is due to launch April 2017 in the heart of Australia’s Mornington Peninsula wine region.   Representing brave and experiential architecture and interiors by Carr, the design concepts spark curiosity in an adventurous and edgy celebration of alchemy and transformation.   Providing an otherworldly experience rich with narrative and imagination, guests will encounter a transportive experience away from the everyday with a fusion of art, design, dining and storytelling.   Bold and adventurous in its design, the hotel... More

Project • By George King ArchitectsPrivate Houses

Reading Room

George King Architects complete gardenreading room supported by three timber bookcases The single room extension is designed as a flexible space that will allow the clientto enjoy their tranquil garden setting all year round. Located on the side of Uley Bury, an Iron Age hill fort and scheduled ancient monument, the site also falls within a conservation area and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.   The key design feature of this small extension to a 17th century cottage in the Cotswolds is its glass walls which can disappear entirely behind threetimber bookcases. The bookcases also form the vertical structure of the building, supporting a cantilevered green roof. This design allows the walls of the building to vanish entirely, c... More

Project • By FormafatalPrivate Houses

Atelier Villa

Art Villas Costa Rica Not far from Costa Rican town Uvita - there is a hidden small resort Art Villas on the jungle hill above the beach Playa Hermosa. 3 unique villas and one multifunctional pavilion are scattered over a plot of 2 ha. When the investor approached the architects, he wished to create a place where the visitors merge with the surrounding nature, clearing their mind, experiencing luxury and adventure at the same time. He wanted to create a place that digs deep into everyone's heart when they taste it. The architects from the Formafatal studio followed the client's assignment and were also inspired by  the atmosphere and colorfulness of Central and South America. Atelier Villa Atelier Villa was designed as a p... More

Project • By Trellik Design StudioPrivate Houses

Charred Garden House

Transformation of a tired and dark Victorian ground floor flat into a bright and spacious home with contemporary touches of Japanese and Scandic design with new side, rear extension and garden studio clad in charred timber for a young couple.   The new interior layout allows a more generous entrance lobby with natural light and direct view through the property to the rear garden with the leaning tree. The rear extension forms the living space with long narrow slot windows to the sides to allow glimpses of the adjacent view, and crittal glazed doors for access and view to the garden. A stove sits at the end of the space drawing attention and conclusion to the continuous line of black cupboards that service the entire home. The new ext... More

Project • By BLOXASPavilions

Garden Pavilion

The outcome of this project manifests from an attempt to resolve the conflicting attributes of a complex brief: a desire to entertain and a need to retreat, for openness and enclosure, light and dark, sound without noise.   How can a small piece of architecture address an individual’s personal neurotic condition juxtaposed with a highly activated and social environment?   It was this challenging and specific brief established by the chronic sleeping disorder suffered by one of the clients, that underpinned the success of the ‘Garden Pavilion’. The explorative method of design was heavily anchored through in-depth collaborative discourse, to understand not only the condition itself but all the tendrils and con... More

Project • By ACMEResidential Landscape

Hunsett Mill

Hunsett Mill on the Norfolk Broads by Acme architects has scooped the Royal Institute of British Architects’ (RIBA) prestigious Manser Medal 2010 for the best new house or major extension in the UK in association with HSBC Private Bank. The presentation of the award took place at a ceremony at the RIBA last night, at which the winner received an increased prize of £10,000 and a new specially commissioned trophy designed by artist Petr Wiegl from presenter, designer, author and host Kevin McCloud. Acme architects has won the award for its arresting extension to Hunsett Mill, a nineteenth century Grade 2 listed mill keepers house on the Norfolk Broads. Building a major extension that more than doubled the size of the original hous... More

Project • By MEGOWAN ARCHITECTURALPrivate Houses

Perfect-Imperfect House

The Perfect-Imperfect House, aptly named by the clients, is the final result of a two decade long dream of two perfectionist north siders. In contrast to a more maladaptive form of perfectionism, clients Aaron and Lily Hill, both nurses, possess a friendly but keen attention for detail and desire for quality that would only be immensely reassuring if you found yourself under their diligent care.This house is the successful story of the clash between their desire for perfectionism and the always imperfect and, at times, downright clunky process of building a home. Perfectly located in the heart of Fitzroy North, Aaron and Lily raised their two children in a converted single storey shop imperfectly positioned behind the very shadowy south si... More

Project • By NCA ArchitectsPrivate Houses

The Long House

The Long House is a two-storey, new-build dwelling in Somerton, Somerset, designed by Neil Choudhury Architects. The 350 square-metre project is built into a steeply sloping site and overlooks a pond, mill stream and garden designed by James Alexander Sinclair. Conceived as a liberal reinterpretation of local long houses, the plan measures six-metres wide by 40-metres long with a traditional flat gable end. A contemporary tweak is that the plan is cranked around the central entrance hall and stairwell. All habitable rooms face the garden to the south.   The west wing is the social heart of the house, with the kitchen, dining and sitting room located on the upper floor, and arranged in a linear sequence leading to an elevated panorami... More

Project • By LOUD Architecture & Interior DesignPrivate Houses

Hackney House

This previously run-down family home has been transformed into a bright dwelling with captivating design features for a young, growing family.   Years of disrepair had left this house in dire need of modernisation.   The house required an extension to support modern living; Loud. Architecture & Interior Design extended to the rear and to the side to meet the neighbour’s extension and angled from the neighbour’s wall back to meet the house in a sympathetic way.   The newly designed house has many design features that include: secret doors, new materials, contemporary kitchen designs and internal windows.   What was the concept? Hackney is a leafy, green borough with a traditionally industrial past... More

Project • By AbodoHousing

Charred Timber House

Showcasing the charred timber technique known as Yakisugi or Shou Sugi Ban, Abodo’s Vulcan Cladding has maintained the beautiful dark finish despite harsh weather conditions.The Vulcan charred finish is a design feature intended to reduce maintenance for the homeowner – the thick char layer on the exterior of the timber acts as a barrier to the prominent UV rays found in the region.Set in Wanaka (in New Zealand's South Island) where summer temperatures soar to 35 degrees, the char layer reduces fading and recoat periods while maintaining a beautifully textured black surface.Read more about this project here. More

Project • By Luke Fry Architecture & Interior DesignPrivate Houses

Torquay Beach House

Luke Fry Architecture and Interior Design completed this new contemporary home which celebrates raw concrete and exposed brick, then layered with Japanese charred timber battens. It subtly references to Palm Springs mid-century modernism and contemporary pavilion structures, challenging the idea of a coastal home. The Torquay Beach House has large floor to ceiling glass doors opening out onto cantilevered concrete decks which take in the views. A brand-new home for a retiring couple which makes to most of the 180-degree uninterrupted views across nearby wetlands and sand dunes. Raw concrete floors, natural stone benches and light oak joinery adorn the interiors to creature a soft, neutral interior.Who are the clients and what's interesting... More

Project • By Steffen Welsch ArchitectsPrivate Houses

Down To Earth

Down to Earth is an energy efficient extension to a Californian Bungalow in inner-city Melbourne. It combines two unlikely architectural expressions – the casualness and generosity of a light-weight timber clad building with the heaviness of earth construction. The brief was for a long-term home for a family with young children with the ability to accommodate guests over longer periods of time. We added low-cost operation, current and future functionality, evolving privacy needs and future accessibility to the brief. We believe we planned ahead by considering zoning, layout, room sizes, relationships to outside and other details that will accommodate future complexities and challenges in family life. The new extended home is... More