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By using color, wood, and polished concrete floors, this apartment in Berlin is full of personality. In the kitchen, polished statuario marble covers both the island's countertop and the backsplash in the custom kitchen cabinet block. PSLAB designed the light fixtures, and the island has open shelving incorporated into it for easy access to cookbooks and other reading material.
"Maintaining sight lines to the outdoors and the adjacent den, we introduced a connectivity that transforms the kitchen into the center of family life,
Due out in late 2014, the mini-kitchen costs between $7,000 and $15,000, depending on features. Users can swap out standard technologies for pricier ones, such as an induction cooktop and Advantium Speedcook oven.
Clever Concept Tackles Movement Toward Smaller Kitchens
A modular culinary concept addresses the mass movement toward small-space living.
Chia Kitchen
More than just a stylish addition to a modern home, CHIA marks an important step in the evolution of the Ukrainian product design...
The living area bathed with natural light both from the ceiling to floor glass walls and the void from the second floor allowing one to enjoy tremendous amount of daylight.
The wall features about 150 tropical, low-light species that are arranged from green, textural plants at the bottom, to flowers and trees creating a canopy over the room.
A Hans Wegner Shell chair by Carl Hansen & Søn outfits the living room, which is defined by a steel beam painted sharp red.
A Danish sofa, designer unknown, is set against an accent wall painted in Stone Blue by Farrow & Ball. As the local dealer for Anastassiades, the Apartment contains various pieces of his work, including the Mobile Chandelier 5 (2011), the Ball vase in cast brass (2006), and the wall-mounted Beauty Mirror (2010). The vintage Boucherouite rug is from Morocco. Photos courtesy the Apartment.
Texas architect Jim Poteet helped Stacey Hill, who lives in a San Antonio artists’ community, wrangle an empty steel shipping container into a playhouse, a garden retreat and a guesthouse for visiting artists. Photos by: Chris Cooper