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Kitchens We Love: Wood

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Food, like design, is a key factor of everyday life. Not everyone appreciates food and design with fervor, but at Dwell, we recognize the importance of both. Part one of our Kitchens We Love series focuses on how to use wood for maximum effect.
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  On a rocky island in Maine's Penobscot Bay is a rugged, barn-inspired retreat with a U-shape kitchen that architect Christopher Campbell devised as a workshop. "The end result is a clean and somewhat elegant space in which you could just as easily plate a dinner for 20 as rebuild a carburetor," he says. Cabinetry is made of pine; flooring is Douglar fir; and wall paneling is made of Russian spruce. Photo by Raimund Koch.  Photo by: Raimund Koch

    On a rocky island in Maine's Penobscot Bay is a rugged, barn-inspired retreat with a U-shape kitchen that architect Christopher Campbell devised as a workshop. "The end result is a clean and somewhat elegant space in which you could just as easily plate a dinner for 20 as rebuild a carburetor," he says. Cabinetry is made of pine; flooring is Douglar fir; and wall paneling is made of Russian spruce. Photo by Raimund Koch.

    Photo by: Raimund Koch

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  Architects Craig Bassam and Scott Fellows installed a 13-foot-long island in their kitchen that is finished in the same white terrazzo as the floor to serve as an informal dining area. Bassam replicated the kitchen’s walnut-veneered cabinetry in the study and master bedroom for continuity. Photo by Mark Seelen.  Photo by: Mark Seelen

    Architects Craig Bassam and Scott Fellows installed a 13-foot-long island in their kitchen that is finished in the same white terrazzo as the floor to serve as an informal dining area. Bassam replicated the kitchen’s walnut-veneered cabinetry in the study and master bedroom for continuity. Photo by Mark Seelen.

    Photo by: Mark Seelen

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  Unhappy with Accra’s concrete-block houses, architect Joe Osae-Addo was determined to build his house with the materials found primarily in rural areas: timber and adobe mud blocks. For cross ventilation, the house has sliding slatted-wood screens and floor-to-ceiling jalousie windows. Osae-Addo brought along the Bulthaup kitchen when he moved back to Ghana from LA. Photo by Dook.
    Unhappy with Accra’s concrete-block houses, architect Joe Osae-Addo was determined to build his house with the materials found primarily in rural areas: timber and adobe mud blocks. For cross ventilation, the house has sliding slatted-wood screens and floor-to-ceiling jalousie windows. Osae-Addo brought along the Bulthaup kitchen when he moved back to Ghana from LA. Photo by Dook.
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  All-wood cabinetry is an unexpected touch in an elegant steel prefab prototype designed by Marmol Radziner in the California desert. The kitchen cabinetry, custom designed by the architects, is smooth brown teak. The faucet is by Hansgrohe, and the dishwasher is by Bosch. Photo by Daniel Hennessy.  Photo by: Daniel Hennessy

    All-wood cabinetry is an unexpected touch in an elegant steel prefab prototype designed by Marmol Radziner in the California desert. The kitchen cabinetry, custom designed by the architects, is smooth brown teak. The faucet is by Hansgrohe, and the dishwasher is by Bosch. Photo by Daniel Hennessy.

    Photo by: Daniel Hennessy

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  Designed and built in 1878, a 4,400-square-foot white house has, from the outside, the undeniable characteristics of a classic San Francisco Victorian. Designer Nilus de Matran left the exterior intact while opening up the interiors to reflect the current residents' lifestyle. The walnut cabinets he designed for the kitchen, which update and warm the space, were fabricated by George Slack. Photo by Dave Lauridsen.  Photo by: Dave Lauridsen

    Designed and built in 1878, a 4,400-square-foot white house has, from the outside, the undeniable characteristics of a classic San Francisco Victorian. Designer Nilus de Matran left the exterior intact while opening up the interiors to reflect the current residents' lifestyle. The walnut cabinets he designed for the kitchen, which update and warm the space, were fabricated by George Slack. Photo by Dave Lauridsen.

    Photo by: Dave Lauridsen

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  From an ecological perspective, pneumatically impacted stabilized earth (PISE) is a nearly perfect building material. A house halfway between Carmel and Big Sur, near California’s central coast, showcases PISE’s residential potential. The kitchen, with wood cabinetry that contrasts the PISE walls, has the feel of a refined barn. 

    From an ecological perspective, pneumatically impacted stabilized earth (PISE) is a nearly perfect building material. A house halfway between Carmel and Big Sur, near California’s central coast, showcases PISE’s residential potential. The kitchen, with wood cabinetry that contrasts the PISE walls, has the feel of a refined barn. 

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  Plywood is a solid material tactic for saving a few bucks on a kitchen. Living in an afectado apartment in Barcelona (one zoned for redevelopment) means you may get evicted at a moment's notice. Architects Cecilia Thom and Yoel Karaso planned for the inevitable by designing and building a standlone kitchen in birch plywood with white polyehylene cabinet fronts. Photo by Gunnar Knechtel.

    Plywood is a solid material tactic for saving a few bucks on a kitchen. Living in an afectado apartment in Barcelona (one zoned for redevelopment) means you may get evicted at a moment's notice. Architects Cecilia Thom and Yoel Karaso planned for the inevitable by designing and building a standlone kitchen in birch plywood with white polyehylene cabinet fronts. Photo by Gunnar Knechtel.

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  The Deans’ new kitchen—for their modernized Cape Cod in Minneapolis—is long and narrow, punctuated by the small windows that dot punctuate sleek wood paneling, plus one large light-giving window at the end. Photo by Chad Holder.  Photo by: Chad Holder

    The Deans’ new kitchen—for their modernized Cape Cod in Minneapolis—is long and narrow, punctuated by the small windows that dot punctuate sleek wood paneling, plus one large light-giving window at the end. Photo by Chad Holder.

    Photo by: Chad Holder

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