Azumaya was built for the Japan House at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. The frame is built from reclaimed old-growth redwood timbers with ebony details, roof shakes are cedar, the bench is a redwood root with a redwood burl slab top. Azumaya sits on a hand brushed concrete pad.
All redwood features are finished with an exterior varnish, the bench is finished with epoxy and varnish.
Designed by Nick & Lee in collaboration with Shozo Sato and the Japan House, 2013
See more about the building of Azumaya here