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Charred Timber Homes

HAPA Architects Create an Eco-home in Sussex, England

— September 21, 2022 — Art & Design
English studio HAPA Architects has developed a strikingly modern charred timber home. Located in a conservation area in Sussex, England, the structure effortlessly, almost inconspicuously, blends with the natural landscape. Additionally, the architects took advantage of the beautiful views afforded by the South Downs National Park and installed "large picture windows" to frame the lush surroundings. The residence is appropriately named Black Timber House.

HAPA Architects wanted to curate an elevated aesthetic for the charred timber home. The practice used "deep-grain charred English larch" and created material accents throughout the exterior of the building by incorporating "natural copper guttering and dark slate roofs."

The charred timber home is spread across two floors and the layout emphasizes the joys of open-concept living.

Image Credit: Jim Stephenson
Trend Themes
1. Eco-home Design - The use of charred timber shows an opportunity in eco-friendly design for sustainable living.
2. Modern Natural Incorporation - HAPA Architects' blend of modern design and natural elements shows potential for the incorporation of nature in future building architecture.
3. Open-concept Living - Emphasis on open-concept living design in residential spaces shows potential for maximizing space and creating a more communal environment.
Industry Implications
1. Construction - Using unique materials like charred timber and copper accents may inspire innovation in the construction industry for eco-friendly and modern home designs.
2. Architecture - The incorporation of natural elements in modern building design shows opportunities for advancements and creations of more innovative structures and concepts.
3. Home Design - Open-concept living and a focus on sustainable materials can inspire changes in interior design to create more efficient and eco-friendly living spaces.
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