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This White Kitchen Has A Variety Of Clever Storage Solutions

This White Kitchen Has A Variety Of Clever Storage Solutions

Shape London, an interior fit-out and joinery company, worked closely with their client to transform a double-height space into a new kitchen and staircase.

Using every inch of the available space below the stairs, the kitchen with white cabinets is filled with plenty of storage.

A modern white kitchen with white countertops, LED lighting, and plenty of storage.

On either side of the fridge, there are two tall skinny cabinets, one for wine storage and one to act as a pull-out pantry.

Tall skinny cabinets on either side of the fridge act as wine storage and as a pull-out larder.

Recessed LED lighting was incorporated into the design of the kitchen, and adds a statement to the Oak storage boxes, as well as beneath the high level cabinets, and within some of the cabinets.

A white kitchen with recessed LED lighting.

At the end of the Carrara Quartz countertop, there’s a cabinet that can act as a coffee station or appliance garage.

A kitchen cabinet with folding doors that can be used as a coffee station or appliance garage.

A tall storage cabinet with pull-out drawers is located next to the ovens, while above, there’s a triangular cabinet that provides even more storage.

Overall the kitchen has two different door panel styles, with one having a flat slab look with recessed handle details, and the other a delicate quirk detail accented with Brass pulls. Both are sprayed with Farrow and Ball’s Ammonite.

A tall storage cabinet with pull-out drawers next to the ovens, while above there's a triangular cabinet that provides even more storage.

The oak staircase wraps around the back of the kitchen and features a handrail with hidden lighting and a window that overlooks the kitchen below.

Oak stairs with hidden lighting under the handrail and a window that looks over the kitchen.
Photography by Adam Scott Photography | Designer and joiner: Shape London | Contractor: Spiller Builders | Suppliers: Spraywork – Siteworx, Ironmongery: Furnipart, Worktops: The Marble Group

The TV In This Living Room Can Be Hidden Behind Sliding Wall Panels

The TV In This Living Room Can Be Hidden Behind Sliding Wall Panels

When Widawscy Studio Architektury designed an apartment for a couple in Myslowice, Poland, they came up with a living room wall design that would hide the TV when not in use.

The wall has wood bookshelves with floor-to-ceiling white panels.

A living room with wood bookshelves has white wall panels that hide a TV.

White panels sit on a track that allows them to slide to either side, hiding the bookshelves, and at the same time revealing the TV and some low cabinets.

Sliding white wall panels open to reveal a hidden TV.
Photography by Widawscy Studio Architektury
A TV is hidden behind sliding white wall panels.

Black Framed Glass Doors Are A Prominent Feature Of This Apartment’s Interior Design

Black Framed Glass Doors Are A Prominent Feature Of This Apartment’s Interior Design

In an Amsterdam apartment completed by DENOLDERVLEUGELS, black framed glass walls have replaced solid walls. Also included in the design of the walls are sliding and pivoting doors.

The glass walls divide the kitchen from the hallway and the living room, however, they still let natural light from the windows pass through the interior.

A pivoting black-framed glass door matches the walls that surround it.

Providing access to the kitchen is a pivoting glass door that’s been designed so that the black frame matches the lines on the glass walls, creating a seamless look when closed. This is also true for the sliding glass doors that connect to the living room.

A black framed pivoting glass door and walls.
Photography by Michael van Oosten

A’ Design Awards And Competition – Call For Submissions

A’ Design Awards And Competition – Call For Submissions

This article has been brought to you by A’ Design Award and Competition.

A’ Design Award & Competition is the Worlds’ leading design accolade reaching design enthusiasts around the world, and showcasing the 12,000 award winners from 104 different design disciplines.

A’ Design Award winning works are translated to all major languages in order to connect design lovers, press members and design buyers from across the globe. You can register your design, here.

A circular building with a figure eight design.
Samaranch Memorial Museum by Archiland. Photography by Yan Chen. Find out more here.

The A’ Design Award and Competition offers a unique system for designers to sell their winning ideas to sponsor companies, likewise the companies can bid for the competing design ideas and make offers to buy the designs. To see the benefits for winners – click here.

A small table lamp.
Pluto Task Lamp by Heitor Lobo Campos. Photography by Gantri Inc. Find out more here.

The system also provides an online exhibition system and creates free profile pages for designers, innovators and companies, this system is always on and whether you win or not, you will have full access to the system.

A sunken built-in red seating area in an office building.
Courtyard NO.1 Sales Office by Qun Wen. Photography by Huang Ligang. Find out more here.

This is an interactive system where you can write your biography or corporate profile, create an extensive online portfolio by adding additional designs and exhibit new designs or products.

A wood wall separates two bedrooms and includes a desk.
House in Morimachi House by Toshiaki Tanaka. Photography by Kouji Okamoto. Find out more here.

A’ Design Award and Competitions are organized and awarded annually in a wide range of categories that include: Good Industrial Design Award, Good Architecture Design Award, Good Product Design Award, Good Communication Design Award, Good Service Design Award and the Good Fashion Design Award. You can see all of the award categories – here.

A glass pendant light with rope detailing.
Capsule Lighting by Natalia Komarova. Photography by Natalia Komarova. Find out more here.

Some of the benefits you will receive as winner of the ‘A Design Award and Competition is the inclusion in the exhibition and yearbook, receive publicity through an extensive PR campaign (magazine and blog promotion), be included in the world design rankings, receive feedback notes by the Jury and score sheet.

A perforated screen wraps around a modern house.
Firm Hall Banquet and Community Centre by Vigneswar Vasulingam Sivanesan. Photography by Prithvi M Samy. Find out more here.

You will also receive an awards trophy, and the option to sell your winning design and sales listings.

A light art installation.
Light Weaving Installation Art by Sammy Liu – Golden Eagle. Photography by Wan-Ching Liu. Find out more here.

Not to mention that you will also receive two invitations to the gala night event. See a list of all of the prizes – here.

A house has walls that open to a garden.
Garden House House by Christos Pavlou. Photography by Charis Solomou. Find out more here.

Entries will be judged by an international jury panel of academics, design professionals and members of the press.

A porcelain nightlight.
The Intelligent Eggshell Lamp Porcelain Nightlight by Chunlong Xiang, Yixin Bu and Wenting Wang. Photography by Chunlong Xiang, Yixin Bu and Wenting Wang. Find out more here.

To be part of the A’ Design Award and Competition you can register – here.
Learn more about A’ Design Award and Competition – here.

A sculptural building design.
We Share Micro Nest Public Welfare Architecture by Tengyuan Design. Photography by Kai Wang. Find out more here.

The deadline for regular submissions is September 30, 2020, with the winners and results announced to the public and posted on CONTEMPORIST on April 15th, 2021.

A freestanding outdoor lamp.
Cadaques Outdoor Lighting by David Morera. Photography by David Morera. Find out more here.
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Rows Of Plants Line The Exterior Of This Factory Building

Rows Of Plants Line The Exterior Of This Factory Building

G8A Architects together with rollimarchini architects have designed a factory building in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, that features a facade of plants.

Rows of plants filter out the rain and sun, and help improve the quality of the air and the temperatures within the factory.

The rows of plants line both the exterior facade, and the interior walls that open to a courtyard. The plants were chosen to help improve the quality of the air and the temperatures within the factory.

Rows of plants cover the exterior of a factory.

The horizontal planted beds also help to filter rain and sun, making the interior of the factory a more comfortable experience for the workers.

Rows of plants help with temperature and air quality inside a factory.

The interior courtyard is also a place for the workers to enjoy, with raised patches of grass and trees that will grow larger over time, creating a shaded canopy.

A central courtyard with grassy patches and trees.
Photography by Oki Hiroyuki

A Cleat Shelving System Makes It Easy To Rearrange This Wall Design

A Cleat Shelving System Makes It Easy To Rearrange This Wall Design

Design firm Brigada created the interior of AlpStories, a store for a Slovenian cosmetics brand, where one feature of the interior is this wall of shelves.

The wall was designed as a way of adding a natural element to the store interior, and by using a cleat shelving system, the employees are easily able to change the layout of the wall-mounted box shelves.

A wood shelving system made from wood boxes that are designed with cleats.

Similar to a french cleat, the shelving system has rows of wood that are attached to the wall, while the boxes of different sizes have a hook design on the back that allows the employees to simply hang the box onto the wall-mounted wood strips.

Depending on the products they want to display, the employees can change the layout, creating a unique wall design at will.

A wall-mounted cleat shelving system with wood boxes.
Photography by Domagoj Kunic | Design: Brigada / Damjan Geber (Creative Director), Marina Brletic, Ena Tadej (Architects), Ivana Validzic (Project Manager), Vlatka Leskovar (Product Designer)

A Hidden Home Office Has Been Included In The Design Of This Kitchen

A Hidden Home Office Has Been Included In The Design Of This Kitchen

In a small apartment in New York, architecture firm pulltab included a small home office as part of the kitchen design.

The kitchen has a simple white and grey color palette, however one of the cabinets is hiding a computer monitor.

A modern kitchen with white cabinets and grey countertops.

At the end of the kitchen peninsula and matching the surrounding cabinets, is a simple storage cabinet for a monitor on a movable arm. When the computer monitor is being used, the home owner can sit at the lowered section of the counter as it’s the correct height for a desk, creating a small home office for the apartment.

When not in use, the monitor can simply be placed back into the cabinet along with the keyboard and other work items, keeping the space clean and tidy.

A computer monitor is hidden within the kitchen cabinets, creating a small home office.
Photography by Mikiko Kikuyama

This Long Wall Of Shelving Incorporates Storage, A Fireplace, Windows, And Seating

This Long Wall Of Shelving Incorporates Storage, A Fireplace, Windows, And Seating

A full wall of shelving provides plenty of storage for the book lovers of this home designed by Földes & Co. Architects.

The house, designed for a couple in Pilisborosjeno, Hungary, has a long wall that’s been filled with custom shelving that wraps around a fireplace, the TV, and windows.

An entire wall is filled with bookshelves and includes window seats.

There are two types of designs for the deep-set windows, one is simply a window, however, others have been transformed into window seats with an upholstered bench cushion.

An entire wall is filled with bookshelves and includes window seats.

As the wall is so long, it continues down the hallway, connecting the various different rooms of the house.

An entire wall is filled with bookshelves and includes window seats and a fireplace.
Photography by Levente Sirokai

Limestone Was Used Throughout This Modern Kitchen To Create A Cohesive Look

Limestone Was Used Throughout This Modern Kitchen To Create A Cohesive Look

A kitchen designed with a single color of limestone is a remarkable feature seen in the renovation of this apartment in Melbourne, Australia by Jolson Architecture and Interiors.

Stone used in the kitchen carries through to a small desk area.

The stone, which has a neutral earth-tone color, has been used on the kitchen island, the backsplash, and on the wall leading up to the ceiling. The stone also accents the small desk on one side of the kitchen, and in the pantry located behind the kitchen.

A modern kitchen that uses stone to cover the island, also uses it on the wall, and in the pantry.

If you’re interested in seeing photos of the rest of the house, we’ve included them below.

Modern living room with white sofa and armchairs.
Modern living room with multi-height tables.
A bar hidden within a minimalist cabinet in the dining room.
White spiral stairs in a modern interior.
White spiral stairs in a modern house.
A modern interior with bright furniture and white spiral stairs.
A modern yet casual living room.
A modern bedroom with a neutral color palette.
A modern bathroom with limestone vanity and floors.
A round pivoting window.
Photography by Lucas Allen | Architect: Jolson Architecture and Interiors | Builder: Leone Constructions

Masquespacio Have Designed A Restaurant Interior Inspired By The Sea And The Shape Of Waves

Masquespacio Have Designed A Restaurant Interior Inspired By The Sea And The Shape Of Waves

Masquespacio has recently completed the interior design of La Sastrería, a restaurant in Valencia, Spain.

The designers drew inspiration from the seaside nearby and the food being served, which are also products from the sea.

A modern restaurant with blue tiles was inspired by the sea and waves.

This resulted in the interior recreating a huge wave that grows toward the kitchen and is formed into a sculpture made of ceramic pieces.

A modern restaurant with hanging blue ceramic pieces was inspired by the sea.

The floors of artisan ceramic tiles in white and blue represent the line between the water and the sand of the sea, while the chairs designed for the space are a reference to fishing boats.

A modern restaurant interior inspired by waves.
Photography and design by Masquespacio | Contractor: ATG