Japanese architect Toru Shimokawa of STAD clad this shop selling eels in burnt and carbonised cedar.
Called STAD, the project includes a shop and office located inside a Yanagawa city warehouse, where an eel shop has existed for over 100 years.
Shimokawa used the burnt wood to reference the charcoal over which eels are traditionally grilled.
Here's some more information from STAD:
A beautiful shadow like the Japanese tea-ceremony room was able to be made in Unagi project.
Reconstructing project of a traditional eel store established over 100 years ago in Yanagawa-city.
This form is led by many restriction such as floor level gap by iterating reconstruction.
Heavily burnt and carbonized cedar board on outside and inside wall.
This is because of charcoals the artisans have used to grill eels for a long long time.
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