Gallery: Prefab Dutch ‘Shou Sugi Ban’ House Features a Low-Maintenance ...

The owners of this 1950's brick house in The Netherlands wanted to expand and create space for a new kitchen, cellar and dining area, but they didn't want a coarse rectangular volume, so they hired BYTR Architects to design and build a practical, yet interesting space that would take advantage of the light and views. The Shou Sugi Ban addition was built with prefabricated wall panels and recycled newspaper insulation, and the exterior is clad in charred wood that serves as a maintenance-free facade.

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