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Charred Cedar House by Terunobu Fujimori

August 30, 2009

Charred Cedar House by Terunobu Fujimori

This house is called the Yakisugi or “charred cedar” house. Japanese architect Terunobu Fujimori is using a traditional Japanese technique of charring as a way to finish and preserve wood. See another charcoal house by Fujimori here.

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The Spanish town of Setenil, built under a rock overhang

July 26, 2009

The Spanish town of Setenil, built under a rock overhang

This is a PS to the earlier Living with boulders post. Thanks to David W. for telling me about this town. It’s the Spanish town of Setenil, or Setenil de las Bodegas, and many of its original houses are built into natural caves under a rock overhang.

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