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I am searching for examples of rehabilitation projects that have used CNC-manufactured elements (preferably wood) to provide aesthetic contrasts with historic fabric and/or for functional purposes. I am advising a Masters of Architecture student who is developing plans for several small early twentieth-century buildings in a rural community in south-central Kentucky. He envisions using CNC structural and decorative elements to expedite construction and create distinctive, inspiring spaces. Obviously, these projects would not be required to meet the Secretary of the Interior's Standards or be subject to local design review. The intent is to do something creative and interesting that blends old and new.I have searched for firms that are doing this sort of work and for projects that might offer useful examples. So far, I have not found much. Most people who are using CNC elements in rehabilitation seem to be doing replication of historical features that have been lost or become severely deteriorated.
Can any of you suggest projects I should look at? Or designers who are working in this mode? Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.Dan