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Furniture for BAKOKO's Sustainable Timber Cafe is Cut From the Walls

by , 01/22/13



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Using sustainably-farmed timber panels that are laminated in European factories, BAKOKO proposes to apply robotic devices to the task of cutting the 3 by 16.5 meter panels to CAD drawing specifications. These will then be flat-packed in a standard 40 foot shipping container that can be sent pretty much anywhere.

Once the prefabricated cafe arrives at its destination, it is easily constructed in one day. Self-supporting, it requires no permanent footings, according to BAKOKO. The furniture is cut right out of the walls, allowing natural light to penetrate the interior. And what if the whole place has to be packed up again? No problem, the designer says the tables and chairs are inserted back into the slot from which they were cut.

+ BAKOKO

Via Arch Daily

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