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Bigwin Island Bunkie // BLDG Workshop

Muskoka District Municipality, ON, Canada

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The Bunkie is a collaboration between furniture makers Evan Bare of 608 Design and Jim Moore together with Jorge Torres and Nathan Buhler of BLDG Workshop.

It began as a medium to experiment in ideas that cross boundaries between architecture and industrial design.
In the case of the Bunkie, this experiment involves reduced-impact materials and the adoption of CNC detailing from furniture manufacturing for use in prefab construction.

© BLDG Workshop

© BLDG Workshop

In the end, the Bunkie functions as large-scale furniture as much as small-scale architecture; its multiuse nature responds to both expanding families and recreational applications via three operating modes: open, play, and sleep.
An incredible location on Lake of Bays near the Muskoka region of Canada provides the backdrop for the extend-o version of the digital, prefabricated Bunkie.

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© BLDG Workshop

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