Carboset10 is a high-quality wood panel facade that was manufactured using a new development of the traditional Japanese wood finishing method called Yakisugi which works with fire. The first step is to carry out a controlled burn of the upper layer of a Douglas fir; the next consists of brushing off the layer of ash. While the carbonised material remains on the hard growth rings of the wood, the softer areas exhibit indentations of a markedly lighter colour. The resulting relief gives facades a distinctive appearance. By applying a wood glaze, the durability is additionally enhanced.
Statement by the Jury
The durable material properties and fascinating look of the Carboset10 wood panel facade are what make this sophisticated design so appealing.