"The entire house is connected architecturally through circulation - via a 'spine' wall... it culminates on the upper level, encasing a kitchen pod and a powder room that anchors the entire first floor living. The kitchen has the capacity to be concealed via curved metallic sliding doors, challenging our perception of what the kitchen is."
21st Century Architecture Designer Houses (edited by Mark Cleary, Images Publishing, 2012)
An island bench slab of reconstituted quartz (mitred on four sides and matching the floor tile) looks back over the adjoining open space. From the living side the refrigerator is hidden by a large column-like form which we have faced with silver mirror to all surfaces visible. This column also supports a timber staircase which provides access to the bedrooms above. The reflections of the staircase in the mirror are interesting, creating an illusion that the stairs return back on themselves.
A blood red splashback is wedged between metallic, gloss painted cupboards and drawers. Lift up panels provide access to the overhead storage. Drawers create a streamlined look below the bench top.