Blackened wood is an ever-popular choice of material for architects in recent times. Here are 10 of the most eye-catching examples, including a nine-square-metre Muji Hut and a tar-coated Californian ski chalet.
This prototype house overlooking Lake Maggiore was designed by Nicole Lachelle and Christian Niessen to demonstrate the capabilities of prefabricated wood construction, and features charred-timber facades enclosing a bright-white interior. More
Simon Conder Associates has placed a prefabricated, black-stained timber extension on top of a former warehouse in east London, creating a new home for the designers whose studio occupies the old building. More
Dutch studio FillieVerhoeven Architects has completed a house near Rotterdam featuring an asymmetric gabled form clad entirely in blackened timber and incorporating large glazed openings on all sides. More