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3 Low-Cost Kitchens You Can Build Right Now / Part I

3 Low-Cost Kitchens You Can Build Right Now / Part I
3 Low-Cost Kitchens You Can Build Right Now / Part I, Design by Jhan Arancibia. Courtesy of Arauco
Design by Jhan Arancibia. Courtesy of Arauco

In 2016, Arauco launched a call to rethink the space of the kitchen with the objective of finding simple and attractive solutions for the houses of the Worker's Housing Plan (PVT), located in Constitución, Maule Region, Chile.

The competition developed within the framework of the II Encuentro Espacios Vesto, and it forced participants to consider a simple, low-cost assembly that could be self-constructed and expanded according to the needs of the users. In addition, each project had to consider self-supporting furniture that didn't require support holes on the walls to preserve the acoustic insulation of the dwellings.

We present below the kitchen designed by Jhan Arancibia, plus a list of all the necessary materials so you can build it yourself.

ARANCIBIA'S KITCHEN

Design by Jhan Arancibia, consisting of two modules that can vary depending on the space available and the location of the artifacts.

Diseño de Jhan Arancibia. Image Cortesía de Arauco
Diseño de Jhan Arancibia. Image Cortesía de Arauco

+ Materials 

  • 02 Gray Boards (Melamine VESTO) 18mm (1,83 m x 2,50 m).
  • 02 Yellow Boards (Melamine VESTO) 18 mm (1,83 m x 2,50 m).
  • 01 Graphite Board (Melamine VESTO) 18 mm (1,83 m x 2,50 m).
  • 78 Meters of Gray Countertop Edging Strips.
  • 57 Meters of Yellow Countertop Edging Strips.
  • 26 Meters of Graphite Countertop Edging Strips.
  • 2,8 Meters of High-Pressure Laminate, Lamitech Carbon 2192 - 0,8 mm.
  • 0,5 Trupán Board 30 mm.
  • 09 Slats (MSD Terminación) 2 x 2.
  • 02 Slats (MSD Terminación) 2 x 3.
  • 62 Screws Spax 1 1/2” x 6.
  • 308 Screws Spax 2” x 8.
  • 122 Screws Spax 3” x 8.
  • 06 Straight Hinges de 35 mm.
  • 05 Pairs of Telescopic Slides 40 cm.
  • 152 Self-adhesive Screw Covers.
  • 08 Supports Removable False Fronts.
  • 16 Plastic Supports for Trays.
  • 02 Lt. Varnish of choice.
  • 01 Lt. Contact Adhesive.
  • 01 Kg. of Glue.
  • 10 Chrome Tubes 46,4 cm x 12 mm.

+ Module 1 / Module 2

Module 1 / Module 2
Module 1 / Module 2

+ Proposed Disposition

This my vary depending on the space available and the location of the artifacts. 

Proposed Disposition
Proposed Disposition

+ Module 1

Module 1
Module 1

Joining detail of 'MSD' Strips / Screw Posture

Module 1
Module 1

Pieces and Cuts of 'MSD Terminación.'

Module 1
Module 1

+ Assembly of the Structure

+ Top Cabinet with 3 Shelves

Module 1 / Top Cabinet with 3 Shelves
Module 1 / Top Cabinet with 3 Shelves

Pieces and Cuts 'Melamine VESTO.'

Module 1 / Top Cabinet with 3 Shelves
Module 1 / Top Cabinet with 3 Shelves

+ Drain

Module 1 / Drain
Module 1 / Drain

Pieces and Cuts 'Melamine VESTO.'

Module 1 / Drain
Module 1 / Drain

+ Lower Cabinet with Drawer

Module 1 / Lower Cabinet with Drawer
Module 1 / Lower Cabinet with Drawer

Pieces and Cuts 'Melamine VESTO.'

Module 1 / Lower Cabinet with Drawer
Module 1 / Lower Cabinet with Drawer

+ Assembly of the Chest of Drawers

Module 1 / Chest of Drawers
Module 1 / Chest of Drawers

+ Assembly of the Drawer

Module 1 / Chest of Drawers
Module 1 / Chest of Drawers

Pieces and Cuts 'Melamine VESTO.'

Module 1 / Chest of Drawers
Module 1 / Chest of Drawers

Assembly of the Chest of Drawers and the Drawer

Module 1 / Chest of Drawers
Module 1 / Chest of Drawers
Module 1 / Chest of Drawers
Module 1 / Chest of Drawers

+ Module 2

Module 2
Module 2

Joining detail of 'MSD' Strips / Screw Posture

Module 2
Module 2

Pieces and Cuts 'MSD Terminación.'

Module 2
Module 2

+ Assembly of the Structure

+ Superior Cabinet with 2 Shelves

Module 2 / Top Cabinet with 2 Shelves
Module 2 / Top Cabinet with 2 Shelves

Pieces and Cuts 'Melamine VESTO.'

Module 2 / Top Cabinet with 2 Shelves
Module 2 / Top Cabinet with 2 Shelves

+ Top Shelf Furniture

Module 2 / Top Shelf Furniture
Module 2 / Top Shelf Furniture

Pieces and Cuts 'Melamine VESTO.'

Module 2 / Top Shelf Furniture
Module 2 / Top Shelf Furniture

+ Lower Cabinet with Drawers

+ Assembly of the Chest of Drawers

Module 2 / Lower Cabinet with Drawers
Module 2 / Lower Cabinet with Drawers
Module 2 / Lower Cabinet with Drawers
Module 2 / Lower Cabinet with Drawers

+ Assembly of the Drawer

Module 2 / Lower Cabinet with Drawers
Module 2 / Lower Cabinet with Drawers

Pieces and Cuts 'Melamine VESTO.'

Module 2 / Lower Cabinet with Drawers
Module 2 / Lower Cabinet with Drawers

+ Lower Cabinet with 2 Doors

+ Assembly of the Lower Cabinet with 2 Doors

Module 2 / Lower Cabinet with Two Doors
Module 2 / Lower Cabinet with Two Doors
Módulo 2 / Mueble Inferior con Dos Puertas. Image Cortesía de Arauco
Módulo 2 / Mueble Inferior con Dos Puertas. Image Cortesía de Arauco

Pieces and Cuts 'Melamine VESTO.'

Module 2 / Lower Cabinet with Two Doors
Module 2 / Lower Cabinet with Two Doors

+ High Pressure Laminate Sheets

+ Module 1

Module 1 / High Pressure Laminate Covers
Module 1 / High Pressure Laminate Covers

Pieces and Cuts 'Laminado Alta Presión' and 'TRUPÁN.'

Module 1 / High Pressure Laminate Covers
Module 1 / High Pressure Laminate Covers

+ Module 2

Module 2 / High Pressure Laminate Covers
Module 2 / High Pressure Laminate Covers

Pieces and Cuts 'Laminado Alta Presión' and 'TRUPÁN.'

Module 2 / High Pressure Laminate Covers
Module 2 / High Pressure Laminate Covers

Find all the materials used for this kitchen and other related products here.

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Cite: AD Editorial Team. "3 Low-Cost Kitchens You Can Build Right Now / Part I" [¿Cómo construir una cocina modular? (Parte 1)] 28 Apr 2017. ArchDaily. (Trans. Franco, José Tomás) Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/868969/3-low-cost-kitchens-you-can-build-right-now-part-i/> ISSN 0719-8884
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