The term “Shou-Sugi-Ban” is Japanese (焼杉板) and literally translates to “burnt cedar board”. The term is commonly used to describe the centuries old Japanese technique of charring “Sugi” (cedar).


The beautiful and aesthetically pleasing process of Shou Sugi Ban is something that I have fallen in love with some time ago. This process happens naturally in the wilderness with Natural forest fires cleansing the habitat and ecosystems for rebirth and regeneration. 

here is a link to some amazing work done for modern construction with a ancient twist.