New York-based firm Desai Chia Architects designs a mixed-material home on the outskirts of Long Island for a family of four. Keeping up with contemporary inclinations, the two-storey structure boasts an exterior that is clad with charred wood, concrete elements, and fully glazed portions. The wood is specially treated through shou sugi ban — an ancient Japanese technique. As a result, the material becomes "resistant to rot and bugs."
The well-lit interior enjoys a modern color palette. The mixed-material home is arranged in an L-shaped layout. The brief called for a dwelling that "promoted family interaction with easy flow between indoor and outdoor activities." A long terrace has been added to accommodate the need for a dynamic interior-exterior relationship.
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