"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)
The kitchen's working hub, nowadays often called a scullery / butler's pantry has been designed to be a part of the everyday connection to the island bench or concealed for when one entertains.
Visual and physical connection from the indoor and outdoor kitchens.
Ultimate lineal galley kitchen housing plenty of hidden storage.
Feature island bench. Book matched to appear like a block of solid marble.
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.
Perfect family kitchen hub; feature island bench, plenty of bench space and a great connection to the outdoors.
Sculptural contemporary kitchen, dining, living open plan. Perfect for the party entertainers.
This kitchen provided a well organised kitchen hub for an active family. White on white with a casual beach feel.
Kitchen walk - in pantry completed with feature wine storage.
Compact in size, plentiful in storage.
The island bench is a blend between furniture like table and practical storage. Feature aqua colours adding highlights to a natural coastal feel.
"Given the limited space available, the architect decided to explore this piece as a functional island bench but make it appear like a piece of furniture. The simplicity of the rolled extruded profile enables this. The openness under the island bench resembles other elements of the living and kitchen space: light and delicate."
Furniture by Architects, Image Publishing, Foreword by Stephen Crafti
Sleek, streamlined, kitchen to maximise bay views.
A grand kitchen in scale to celebrate the soaring ceiling heights and expanse of open plan living, dining, kitchen. Concealed doors to scullery, walk in pantry & laundry. Detailed concealed entertainer's bar and wine displays.