In Sweden, this new build family home was completed in 2021. The homeowners wanted a unique design while being mindful of the local building regulations.
The building uses a large mixture of concrete, glass, and an entire façade of Accoya wood cladding, including across the roof. The Accoya boards have been manufactured into cladding and carbonized using the traditional Japanese “Shou Sugi Ban” technique by Zwarthout. This process ensures that the wood is protected from all weathers, rot, and pests, whilst dramatically changing the appearance of Accoya from its natural light brown to black.
The Accoya was sourced from Zwarthout via Boogaerdt. Two Accoya approved suppliers located in the Netherlands. There are approved suppliers in Sweden, but Zwarthout were chosen specifically for this project as charring wood is their specialty.
The cladding panels are 25 x 600mm and installed horizontally.