Kitchen is for me ... the heart of the house - Joao Armentano | Architect
This dwelling with its two building complexes is situated on a wooded plot of land in São Paulo. It is both sophisticated and representative, and features integrated spa areas, a home cinema and a gourmet kitchen. The inhabitants can enjoy the calm surroundings, with numerous old trees, on three floors, but particularly when they are outside in the spacious free areas and at the pool.
Eating together in elegant surroundings is of great importance to the residents and is very much a focus of daily life. This was something the architect could fully appreciate and thus implement in his planning, as he too is of the opinion that the kitchen is the “heart of the house“. The residence incorporates two kitchens: a “main kitchen“ with a striking central island which at its ends can be used as a bar, as well as a “gourmet kitchen“ with a “hot table“ (teppanyaki).
What does it look like when form follows function in the kitchen space? The clear architecture of a German home near Augsburg takes us on a design-historical journey.
The American way of life? This luxurious home in the American state of Texas shows what is crucial in open-plan room and kitchen scenarios.
Good architecture … begins with a sketch. - Roger Kurath | Architect