Also known generically as weathering steel, its specific alloys produce a stable rust layer that becomes a protective coating. It’s durability in appropriate applications is unmatched, and its patina improves with age.
Charred Douglas fir wood for a cottage ; Gardenista -- During a recent trip to Japan, the architects had become interested in the Japanese charred-wood technique of shou-sugi-ban. Charring wood makes it weather- and mold-resistant, a benefit near the sea.
The Dove House is a modern extension project that was done by the architecture firm of Gundry Ducker. The new structure was added to a Victorian terraced house in West London with a dark and narrow kitchen.
The Observatory is a duo of charred-timber, off-grid art studios traveling around the UK Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios' Charred-Wood Mobile Artists' Studios – Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building