Collection by Aileen Kwun

Black Beauties: 7 Modern Homes With Shou-Sugi-Ban Details


Organic and warm, these homes make the case for the charred-wood details inspired by the traditional Japanese method of treating cedar to make it rain, rot, and fire-resistant.

Terunobu Fujimori's Charred Cedar House is clad in charred boards, which have been treated with an ancient Japanese...
The Japanese architect is known for cladding exteriors with charred cedar, but in this vacation retreat he adorns the...
The overall program is centered around the notion of light and shade as a “pervasive experience,” says architect Andrew...
Solbjør and his team utilized traditional Japanese techniques to create the midnight-black cedar exterior.
The charred cedar exterior gently basks in the Alaskan sun.
After entering through the front door, visitors pass over the large koi pond on a cast-concrete footbridge chiseled to...
The couple often dine on the patio off the kitchen, warmed by a fireplace from Spark Modern Fires.

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