Natural wood facades have a special radiant emittance and fully lie in the trend. For it, particularly weather-resistant kinds of wood become like larch, cedar and Douglas. However, the wood can weather unevenly or be treated chemically. But there is an old procedure from Japan with which chemical wood protective agents, coats of paint and their regular renewal cease completely. The material is conserved by flaming and deleting as a shock. So is charred wood also is less susceptible to mushroom and insect infestation? The cabbage layer does not fade and is water-repellent. The notions Yakisugi and Shou Sugi Ban call this ancient, traditional Japanese technology to char wood. We have experienced all that after we have looked the ink-black facade disguise of this modern house in Italy nearer.
This three-storey modern single-family house lies in the province Reggio Emilia, north Italy, and was sketched by Christopher Ward Studio. The realisation of the project lasted for three years and was concluded in 2015. If one notes the facade from black gleaming wood, one finds out immediately that this house is unusual. The exclusive optics appear in combination with the grey natural stone still stronger.