Maria Milans del Bosch has created a cozy architect's retreat for herself in Claryville, which is a two-hour drive from New York City. The space is absolutely striking, with minimal interventions "that are mindful of the natural setting."
A defining feature of the architect's retreat is the double-height ceilings and the material that was used to construct it. Maria Milans del Bosch utilized "wood [that] is charred using a Japanese technique called shou sugi ban." In doing so, the architect does not only instill a stylish flair to the project, which is dubbed 'Camp O,' but she also protects the wood from insects, fire, and water damage.
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