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7 gorgeous black timber homes to swoon over


In Fayetteville, Arkansas, a family built their dream home with the help of award-winning Marlon Blackwell Architects—and very affordably, at that. To save on costs, the team used inexpensive materials like concrete brick wrapped by a wood carapace ...


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menu more-arrow no yes Log In or Sign Up Log In Sign Up Cities Topics Handbook Shopping Guide More Cities Atlanta Austin Boston Chicago Detroit Hamptons Los Angeles Miami New Orleans New York Philadelphia San Francisco Seattle Washington DC Topics Architecture Interior Design Tiny Homes Prefab Home Tech House Calls For Sale Longform Maps Handbook Shopping Guide ? Architecture Design 7 gorgeous black timber homes to swoon over Charred timber has emerged as a fashionable choice for cladding By Lauren Ro@blauring Dec 21, 2017, 6:11pm EST tweet share pin La Roche emerges from a hillside in Montreal. Photo by Adrien Williams via Dezeen Charred or blackened timber has emerged as a fashionable choice for cladding, especially for contemporary reimaginings of cabins and nature retreatsBelow are seven sleek examples that use Shou Sugi Ban and other similar techniques to add a dark and unexpected dimension to otherwise simple, minimalist architectural designs. 1An Australian refuge for a homeowner with a sleep disorder Photo via Dezeen Melbourne-based firm Black Line One X Architecture Studio (aka BLOXAS) designed the Garden Pavilion for a client who suffers from a sleep disorder, creating a peaceful retreat that offers protection from excess noise and even lightA curved, blackened timber facade no doubt contributes to the calming effects of the modern home 2La Roche is a hillside aerie in Quebec Darkened timber also has a way of making a home appear one with the surrounding landscape, as is the case with La Roche, or, the Rock, a flat, boxy home designed by Montreal-based architecture firm Atelier Général that perches on a sloping hillside and features a construction of wood and glass. 3A burnt timber facade remixes a contemporary take on a cottage Photo by Tim van de Velde via Chris Collaris Shou Sugi Ban-treated pinewood clads this contemporary take on a cottage north of Amsterdam, where local firm Chris Collaris Architects remixed a traditional gable-roof structure with an asymmettric silhouette, oversized windows and dormers, and passive house features 4Floating tiny sauna all but disappears into its surroundings Photo by Small Architecture Workshop via Inhabitat This tiny “floating” sauna in Åmot, Sweden, by Milan-based firm Small Architecture Workshop all but disappears into its surroundings, especially since its charred facade blends in with the dark forest behind it and the glassy surface of the lake atop of which it sits 5Custom-designed in Arkansas Photo by Mark Jackson In Fayetteville, Arkansas, a family built their dream home with the help of award-winning Marlon Blackwell Architects—and very affordably, at thatTo save on costs, the team used inexpensive materials like concrete brick wrapped by a wood carapace, which was made of burnt timber, of course, adding a moody depth to the otherwise sun-filled abode. 6A rustic Pacific Northwest retreat Photo by Andrew Pogue via Designboom Oxidized black cedar and blackened cement wrap the Little House in Washington’s Hood Canal, which was designed by Seattle practice M W Works Architecture + Design to frame magnificent views without intruding on the natural landscape 7An intimate and charming 320-square-foot library cabin Photo by Shane Lavalette What’s more charming than a tiny library? 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