Möhring Architekten clad this holiday home in rural Germany in black-painted wood to look like a traditional barn, but then cut windows out of the corners to give it a contemporary edge (+ slideshow). More
SAM Architects chose century-old brickwork and charred larch for the exterior of this mews house in southeast London, which features a brightly coloured kitchen and a folding facade (photos by Edmund Sumner + slideshow). More
Stockholm 2016: responding to the rise of digitalised texts and e-reader devices, Swedish design duo Folkform has created a set of revolving units for presenting "increasingly desirable" physical books. More
Burnt wood clads this gatehouse designed by NORD Architecture for a historic palace in southeast England – a reference to the storm that destroyed many of the estate's trees in 1987 (+ slideshow). More
We've recently published a lot of buildings clad in wood that has been charred using a Japanese technique called Shou Sugi Ban. These include a blackened garden studio in London and a rural Icelandic cottage that settles into the landscape. Visit our new Pinterest board for even more examples of burnt-wood facades.