Ardennes Residence

Exterior Suyaki Cladding

St. Vith, Belgium

Project Overview

Nestled in the heart of the serene Ardennes landscapes near St. Vith, Eastern Belgium, the Suyaki House is a distinctive masterpiece. This project, leveraging Nakamoto Forestry’s Suyaki cladding, marries traditional Japanese Yakisugi (Shou Sugi Ban) wood preservation methods with the sleek, modern design ethos prevalent in European architecture.

Commanding attention with its charcoal-black Suyaki cladding, the house offers a stunning visual contrast to the lush greenery of the Belgian countryside. Suyaki, known for enhancing wood’s natural resilience, ensures the structure’s longevity against environmental factors, reducing the need for maintenance by protecting against decay, pests, and fire.

The architectural philosophy behind the Suyaki House is grounded in minimalism, emphasizing clean lines, geometric precision, and expansive windows that flood the interior with light and provide sweeping views of nature. This design approach not only highlights the unique aesthetic of the Suyaki finish but also fosters a harmonious blend between the building and its natural surroundings.

Beyond its striking appearance, the Ardennes Residence in St. Vith embodies a commitment to environmental responsibility. The charred wood surface, while visually appealing, also plays a crucial role in the home’s ecological impact through carbon sequestration. Interior spaces are thoughtfully designed to prioritize comfort, functionality, and connectivity with the outdoor environment, further enhancing the sustainable living experience.

Featuring eco-conscious materials and state-of-the-art technologies, this residence is more than just a home; it’s a testament to the possibilities that arise when innovative design converges with sustainability. It stands as a beacon in Eastern Belgium, showcasing the elegance and environmental benefits of Nakamoto Forestry’s Suyaki wood and setting a new benchmark for eco-friendly architecture in Europe.

Yakisugi product used in this project:

Suyaki | Shiplap| 145mm width

Natural oil | ebony | two coats

Product Code:

Residential Exterior

Project Volume:
220 sqm

Mario Palm (

Kreins Patrick PGMBH


Aaron Davies

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