Charred wood

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Project • By Dos VeintinueveExhibitions

Cocina María Luisa

The project finds inspiration in the kitchens of villages: those where meal preparation uses firewood and smoke, and as a result of this, the shade of the walls gets dark. And also those where there’s a smell of wet soil and the utensils are made of pewter and clay and the whole space revolves around the act of feeding the soul. Jaime Navarro   Materiality in its purest form, of each of the elements that make up the space, is the leading thread of the proposal; apparent concrete, burned wood and volcanic stone plates complement the discourse, crowned by a suspended metallic gabion which contains broken pieces of clay objects: everyday use food and drink containers such as plates, pots, jars and glasses amongst others. J... More

Project • By Nakamoto ForestryApartments

Dekum Apartments

This 40-unit residential apartment complex features our yakisugi (shou sugi ban) Gendai siding with a dark gray oil stain finish in combination with cement panels.  The owner is a consortium of investors that brought together a dream team of designers, consultants, and contractors to construct an urban infill project that both beautifies the neighborhood and will be low-maintenance over the long term.   https://nakamotoforestry.com/portfolio/dekum-apartments/   Product: Gendai 1×6 select grade shiplapPrefinish: Dark GrayApplication: Residential – ExteriorSF: 8000SFProject Architect: : Architecture Building CultureInterior Designer: Mimi ShinDevelopment Consultant: Henry Point DevelopmentBuilder: Robertson &... More

Project • By Nakamoto ForestryHousing

Cliff Residence

The project was a single-family new construction timber frame by Collin Beggs Design Build featuring Collin’s characteristic design style of following the grain on braces and using natural materials top to bottom.  Photos courtesy of Collin Beggs and Marie-Domonique Verdier.   https://nakamotoforestry.com/portfolio/cliff-residence-sagle-id-pika-pika/   Product: Pika-Pika 1×6 select grade shiplapPrefinish: Rustic BrownApplication: Residential – ExteriorSF: 2650SFDesigner: Collin Beggs Design BuildBuilder: Collin Beggs Design BuildDate: May 2017Location: Sagle, ID More

Project • By Nakamoto ForestryHousing

A Residence

The project is a single-family new construction project with insulation and mechanical design to be energy self-sufficient.  Owner opted to use Gendai yakisugi (shou sugi ban) without any prefinish to enjoy the wood’s natural patina.   https://nakamotoforestry.com/portfolio/a-residence-lake-oswego-or-gendai/ Product: Gendai 1×6 select grade shiplapPrefinish: No PrefinishApplication: Residential – ExteriorSF: 2000SFDate: March 2018Location: Lake Oswego, OR More

Project • By Nakamoto ForestryOffices

The Jackson

The Jackson is a wonderfully designed mixed-use building in North Park, designed by Stephen Dalton Architects and Micklish Studio. The project integrates the restoration of two 90 year old Spanish Casitas alongside a new modern design including two levels of commercial space and thirty one residences.   https://nakamotoforestry.com/portfolio/the-jackson-san-diego-ca-gendai//   Product: Gendai 1×6 select grade shiplapPrefinish: BLACKApplication: Mixed Use – ExteriorSF: 5800SFDesigner: SD Architects, Micklish StudioBuilder: Bothwell Co. Property ManagementDate: March 2019 Location: San Diego, CA Photos by Brian Doll     More

Project • By Nakamoto ForestryHousing

Fairfax House

The Fairfax House is an opulent blend of exotic materials and stacked fusion design.  An engawa encourages the living area to outside, and consistent finishes blend indoor with outdoor spaces.   Product: Suyaki 1×6 select grade shiplapPrefinish: BLACKApplication: Residential – Interior & ExteriorSF: 3000SFDesigner: Laura MansDate: April 2019Location: Fairfax, CA More

Project • By Nakamoto ForestryHousing

Hilltop House

The project was a highly designed energy efficient residential new build in Colchester, Vermont by Red HouseBuilding and architect Elizabeth Herrmann using our Shou Sugi Ban – Gendai that was oiled with a Solar Shield Light Gray prefinish.   From EH Architect:“Nestled into a steep Vermont hillside, this home was carefully designed and positioned to efficiently and thoughtfully take advantage of the challenging terrain and stunning mountain views.  The house is characterized by a series of connected wedge-shaped volumes.  Roof lines lift toward views and sunlight and provide airy, varied-height spaces within.   Designed to make single-floor living possible, the home has all major living spaces including a be... More
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Project • By Square Feet StudioOffices

The Interlock Lobbies

A series of volumetric explorations, the lobbies at The Interlock are the public-facing circulation hubs strategically placed throughout this large, mixed-use development’s ground plane. The most prominent lobby is a two-story space located at the crossroads of a hotel and multiple retail and office tenants. We designed it as a monolithic charred wood block, with sculpted elements revealing an underlying layer of rich, warm wood signifying active gathering spaces. Branching out are thin concrete bridges connecting people to and from other areas, which makes this lobby the very heart of the development. We carried this language of sculpted space to the various smaller public lobbies for clarity and connection throughout the project. More

Project • By Irina & Olga SundukovyRestaurants

Selection Restaurant

Did You Know That… The main characters of “Selection” – a modern and exquisite gastronomic play – are fish and meat? The main plot puts a spotlight on these two in a unique chef’s interpretation (Ayk Weishtort), exploring the subject in an unconventional way. Sundukovy Sisters took on the role of set designers, creating minimalistic décor, so that no detail of the action escapes the eyes of a curious observer. The interior marries two polarities as contrasting as the stars themselves: hot and cold, fiery and water-based, rugged and smooth. Reflection in Our Design The heroes were attired in different colors, which prevail in their habitat as well: “gold” for fish and “silver&... More

Project • By Conner + Perry Architects, Inc.Private Houses

A Los Angeles Residence Celebrating Art and Nature

Nestled into Santa Monica Canyon, this residence seamlessly fits into its wooded locale while serving as a backdrop for a world-class art collection. Los Angeles, United States, 2020-05-20 - Organic architecture experts Kristopher Conner and James Perry of Conner + Perry Architects were commissioned by a deeply-rooted Los Angeles couple to design a home that seamlessly fits their family and lifestyle, while also showcasing a world-class art collection and effortlessly blending into a beloved section of Santa Monica Canyon.    Taking cues from the property’s surrounding Oak and Eucalyptus trees, the firm designed a residence that allows for reflection, openness, and serenity. Key design features include windows that f... More

Project • By Nakamoto ForestryPrivate Houses

Elemental House

The project was a highly designed energy efficient residential new build in Colchester, Vermont by Red HouseBuilding and architect Elizabeth Herrmann using our Shou Sugi Ban – Gendai that was oiled with a Solar Shield Light Gray prefinish.   Product: Gendai 1×6 select grade shiplapPrefinish: DARK GRAYApplication: Residential – ExteriorSF: 6400SFDesigner: Elizabeth Herrmann Architecture + DesignBuilder: Red House BuildingDate: March 2019 Location: Colchester, Vt More

Project • By Das Design Co., LtdOffices

Zoina Auspicious Omen Sales Center

In Chinese culture, it's always said that there is "earth" and "heaven" amidst mountains and rivers and the root of everything lie between square (fang) and round (yuan). With the "wheel" of the era moving forward, how do human habitats nowadays bring in landscape and natural things?   - Vigor - Each piece of gravel and wooden beam pays tribute to nature, and injects simplicity into the bustling city. Sunshine is the warmest nourishment from nature.   The semi-open corridor features floor-to-ceiling glass, and the wooden texture creates a simplistic style, all of which helps to break spatial boundaries while blending the space with nature. As the light falls into the negotiation area, each piece of wood is enlivened, and the... More

Project • By Conner + Perry Architects, Inc.Private Houses

Rustic Canyon Residence

Los Angeles natives Jamie Price and Brad Schlei engaged organic architecture experts Kristopher Conner and James Perry of Conner + Perry Architects to design a home that seamlessly fits their family and lifestyle, while also showcasing a world-class art collection and effortlessly blending into this beloved section of Santa Monica Canyon. Taiyo Watanabe Taiyo Watanabe Taiyo Watanabe Taking cues from the property’s surrounding Oak and Eucalyptus trees, the firm designed a residence that allows for reflection, openness, and serenity. Key design features include windows that frame the magnificent trees, extended canopy-like, cantilevered eaves and fully pocketing glass exterior walls that open to a central courtyard to of... More

Project • By Tato ArchitectsOffices

House and Office in Hofu

“House and Office in Hofu” is a renovation project of a 40-year-old building. The steel-frame structured building was remodeled to include various spaces such as living, office, warehouse, shop and more.   The client for this project is the owner of a brewery founded in 1865. Apart from the traditional products soy and miso, the company also work on developing new products using the old techniques refined through the brewery’s history.While the brewing is located elsewhere, the client wanted to create a place with a cleaner atmosphere for other parts of the business; such as office space, shop and storage space for nationwide distribution of the products. Fortunately, the building for this renovation project was lar... More

Project • By Fornacelli HomesPrivate Houses

Eden House

Eden House: A Sustainable Oasis In The Heart Of London “We believe it is now our moral obligation to build more sustainably to help the environment and create homes for the next generation that are not only beautiful,but also benefit and promote the natural environment.Our aim is to prove that sustainable homes can be stylish and beautifully designed.”   Eden House is Fornacelli Homes’ first sustainable development offering a contemporary living experience with a focus on quality and wellbeing.London-based interior design company, Mood London Design collaborated on this project on the interior architecture, design and project management, which was completed in January 2020.   Located in the buzzing heart of... More