Bas-relief CNC

The CNC Bas-relief for the Medieval Interpretation Center of Extremadura is an installation created by the designer Ángel Cabezón Luna, where the castle of Alburquerque is represented through a panoramic image.


The EXarchitects team has carried out the manufacture of the CNC bas-relief in our fablab in Villaviciosa de Odón using digital fabrication techniques. It is a large-scale bas-relief, tessellated in 18 pieces of 1 m². It has been made by CNC 3D milling on MDF of various thicknesses, generating a 3D mesh from an aerial photograph provided by the designer.

The image is a panoramic view of the castle of Alburquerque taken with a drone, creating the perspective that can be seen in the images shown below.

Here are the images of the bas-relief installed:

Project data

Design: Angel Cabezón Luna – Stac Art Diseño
Contracting Company: Tragsa
Year: 2015
3D Modelling: EXarchitects +  Carlos López Lagarda (Triptika)
Fabrication: EXarchitects
Manufacturing technique: 3D CNC milling (1 mm polishing by 10 mm spherical milling cutter)
Materials: MDF of various thicknesses + High expansion semi-gloss lacquer
Lacquering: Hector Pacajes- OAK Ebanistas
Execution time: 4 weeks
Dimensions: 6 x 3 m (18 pieces of 1 m² approx.)


21 May, 2015


Fabricacion Digital, TechLab