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Touch of Tradition with Modern 3D Cutter Cabin

Mountains Design Shoryudo Toyama Chubu Hokuriku

Nestled deep in the Gokayama mountains of Japan is Marebito no Ie, a wooden cabin constructed near Toga village. The region is renowned for a unique type of A-frame housing design and architectural style known as gassho-zukuri (合掌造り) which uses wooden beams combined to form a steep roof that can easily shed snow from their roofs. Marebito no Ie was designed as a contemporary homage to this tradition but with minimal impact on the environment: an affordable Shopbot 3D woodcutter was brought in and the entire project was completed with local timber that did not have to be transported.

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