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.
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.
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.
At the end of the Carrara Quartz countertop, there’s a cabinet that can act 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.
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.
Photography by Adam Scott Photography | Designer and joiner: Shape London | Contractor: Spiller Builders | Suppliers: Spraywork – Siteworx, Ironmongery: Furnipart, Worktops: The Marble Group
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.
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.
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G8A Architects together with rollimarchini architects have designed a factory building in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, that features a facade of plants.
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.
The horizontal planted beds also help to filter rain and sun, making the interior of the factory a more comfortable experience for the workers.
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.
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.
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.
Photography by Domagoj Kunic | Design: Brigada / Damjan Geber (Creative Director), Marina Brletic, Ena Tadej (Architects), Ivana Validzic (Project Manager), Vlatka Leskovar (Product Designer)
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.
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 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.
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.
If you’re interested in seeing photos of the rest of the house, we’ve included them below.
Photography by Lucas Allen | Architect: Jolson Architecture and Interiors | Builder: Leone Constructions