Collection by Jaime Gillin

Facade Focus: Charred Cedar

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Siding is a pretty dull subject—unless you're talking about charred cedar cladding, which makes our hearts go pitter-patter. It's beautiful to look at and practical, too—the ancient Japanese technique seals the wood against rain and rot, and makes it fire resistant. Here, a look at some houses that feature this ancient—and yet so modern—material. For additional examples of dark-colored exteriors, check out our slideshow Back in Black.

Terunobu Fujimori's Charred Cedar House, completed in 2007, is clad in charred cedar boards, which have been treated...
Fujimori demonstrates the process of charring cedar boards.
If good fences make good neighbors, then Shino and Ken Mori are the best neighbors ever.
The striking black facade of Pieter Weijnen's home in IJburg, Amsterdam, is the result of the Japanese practice of...
Though traditionally, three Japanese cedar boards are bound to form a long triangle and a fire is started within the...
The front door of this house in Scotland is built from charred cedar boards—a traditional way of fireproofing wood.
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