To separate the two spaces, the architects devised an ingenious sliding door made out of 5mm-thick white marble, mounted on a 20mm honeycomb structure.
Depending on the time of day and the angle of light, the wall acts as a translucent backlit window or an opaque partition.
Here's the wall in action: And here's a view back into the kitchen, from the storage room.
As you can see, they inserted the kitchen in the existing structure "like a precious jewel in its velvet box," as the architects put it. Such gorgeousness.
When not writing, editing, or combing design magazines and blogs for inspiration, Jaime Gillin is experimenting with new recipes, traveling as much as possible, and tackling minor home-improvement projects that inevitably turn out to be more complex than anticipated.