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A Lonely Cedar Sauna is Milled in 3-D CNC

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On an isolated rocky outcropping on the shore of Lake Huron north of Toronto, lies a sauna with a secret interior.

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Late afternoon sun fills an otherworldly cedar space with a warm light across curvy woodwork that swells into deep windowsills and skylights.

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Canadian architecture studio Partisans used 3D modelling and CNC-cut models to design a space that is a sophisticated exercise in building science.

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They worked with local sawmill MCM Inc on the fabrication and installation of the cedar woodwork, using 3D technology to scan, model and build the grotto.

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Then it was prefabricated before being boated and craned into position.

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The timber is formed into panels with parallel grains, creating the illusion of a softly water-carved interior.

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Its cavernous milled cedar interior emulates the form of a seaside grotto.

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Skewed porthole windows bring in abundant light into the sauna.

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The traditional stepped sauna seating arrangement becomes a single undulating shape.

Ventilation is milled in a striated pattern that develops naturally due to the construction technique.

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The final touch? Sensitively chosen hardware perfectly complements the complex cedar curves.

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A Blend of Modern and Traditional for a Rural Tourism Retreat in Portugal

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You know when you see this, that there’s going to be some lovely shapes in this architecture.

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It is part of a rural tourist retreat that gently harmonizes the traditional architecture of Portugal with a modern sensibility.

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The Monte Novo da Cruz in Odemira, Portugal is designed by [i]da arquitectos.

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The squares in the first image are the outlines of a series of small porches that open in front of the guest rooms.

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Each has its own traditional basketry trellis.

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On the roof, sunbathers can bask in the mellow region’s balmy light.

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A fresh and sweet take on Portuguese traditions continues in the sprightly furnishings.

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Bright colors stand out against the all white interior.

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Shelving is embedded deeply within traditional thick plaster walls that evoke Portuguese architectural traditions.

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Glass separates the shower from the tiniest of courtyards lit by a skylight.

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Concrete floors and white plaster walls update the ancient architectural traditions.

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Travellers can gaze from the roof over the distant rolling hills.

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A peaceful and tranquil retreat.

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A Stunning House on the Costa Brava

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A glass box skylight-cum-outdoor pool is the central anchor of an amazing home.

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The house by MANO Arquitectura set on a completely flat piece of land overlooking the rugged Spanish coastline from high atop a hill.

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A pool enters the house at its center.

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Aigua blava is a small beach on the Costa Brava in Catalonia , embraced by low mountains where houses overlook the sea between green pine forests.

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The fragility of floor to ceiling glazing throughout the front of the house is contrasted with a thick rammed-earth roof.

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Like a huge slice of earth, this roof continues to create a generous porch at each end of the glass house.

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The main entry is behind the pool inlet, creating maximum impact upon arrival.

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Originally, the clients had bought a very unsatisfactory new house on the site because of the view and disappointed the architect by asking him to simply put in windows so they could see it.

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Fortunately, he was able to persuade them to start afresh.

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Starting from scratch, he has created something much more worthy of the stunning site.