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How to Design Functional and Multipurpose Kitchen Islands

Islands are an essential part of any larger kitchen layout, increasing counter space, storage space, and eating space as well as offering a visual focal point for the kitchen area. Serving a variety of functions, they can be designed in a variety of different ways, with some incorporating stools or chairs, sinks, drawers, or even dishwashers and microwaves. To determine which elements to include and how to arrange them, designers must determine the main purpose or focus of the island. Will it primarily serve as a breakfast bar, a space to entertain guests, an extension of the kitchen, or as something else? And with this function in mind, how should it enhance the kitchen workflow vis-à-vis the rest of the area? These considerations, combined with basic accessibility requirements, necessitate that the design of the island be carefully thought out. Below, we enumerate some of the essential factors of kitchen island design.

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How to Divide Spaces Without Traditional Solid Partitions

Functionality, good ventilation, comfortable lighting, and access to views are some of the important required characteristics that make for human comfort in inhabited or occupied spaces. Nonetheless, those elements are becoming harder to achieve within smaller city dwellings. Architects and individuals, therefore, turn towards design solutions to create more agreeable and personalized settings.

An initial solution to upscale and widen spaces is to reduce the amount of standard solid partitions or walls and replace them with alternative means of spatial separation. 

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House 05 / com/c arquitetura

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Brasília, Brazil
  • Architects: com/c arquitetura
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  710
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2019
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  Bontempo, Claramar, Deca, Hijau Palimanan, São Geraldo, +1

Gallery of Invisible Heroes / SAINZ arquitetura

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Colina House / BLOCO Arquitetos

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Brasília, Brazil
  • Architects: BLOCO Arquitetos
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  520
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2020

Law Firm Headquarters / BLOCO Arquitetos + Renata Dutra Arquitetura

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  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  1654
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2021
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  Proclima, Arte em Cinema, Chance Esquadrias, Hunter Douglas, Light Design, +1

17 Projects With Colorful Cabinets and Built-in Furniture

Many architectural projects have been giving special attention to cabinetry and built-in furniture. These custom-made wood pieces are designed for specific purposes and can be used to organize the space, which can be living rooms, bedrooms, studies, kitchens, and bathrooms. Besides functionality, these elements also introduce different materials, textures, and colors into the environments. This article will explore some examples of how colorful cabinets and furniture can make architectural projects more vibrant.

Arouche Apartment / guará arquitetura + Vão. Image © André scarpaBrigadeiro Apartment / Nommo Arquitetos. Image © Brenda PontesAB Apartment / Traama Arquitetura. Image © Haruo MikamiMadaloft Apartment / GOAA - Gusmão Otero Arquitetos Associados. Image © Maíra Acayaba+ 18

Loft RLO / ME Arquitetura

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  • Architects: ME Arquitetura
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  350
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2020
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  GRAPHISOFT, Arte em Cinema, Kabala móveis, Marmoraria Alvorada, Persoluce, +1
  • Professionals : Persoluce

Apartment 02 / Hugo Oliveira Arquitetura

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Asa Norte, Brazil
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  110
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2021
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  DuPont, Electrolux, Legrand, Acer, Brastemp, +20

São Geraldo Pavilion / SAINZ arquitetura + Marina Pimentel Paisagismo

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Construction and Design Trends of 2021: The Recurring, The Popular, The Relevant and The Substantial

As we look back at the architecture projects we have published in 2020, as part of our yearly review, we were able to distinguish many recurring elements and solutions in terms of materials, programs, and functions.

Since the architecture industry moves slightly slower than others, we found that many things in the construction and design that have been building up these past years have come out making strong statements this 2020. We believe, therefore, that trends in the architecture world could be defined not only by what has been recurrent and popular but also, what has proven to be relevant and substantial.

Frenches Interior / Sibling Architecture. Image © Christine FrancisVilla in Ibiza / Reutov Design. Image Courtesy of Reutov Dmitry, Gerner EkaterinaSky House / MIA Design Studio. Image © Trieu ChienMountain View House / CAN. Image © Jim Stephenson+ 49

Strategies to Improve Study Spaces at Home

Peach Arquitetura e Design / Peach. Image © Haruo MikamiResidência para Quatro / Harry Thomson. Image © Lenny CoddCasa Blank / HAO Design. Image Cortesia de Hey! CheeseApartamento RMP / Triplex Arquitetura. Image © Ricardo Bassetti+ 23

In early 2020, along with the implementation of worldwide social isolation measures, we published several articles in order to help our readers increase productivity and comfort in their home offices. After months of continued isolation, surveys show that more than 80% of professionals want to continue working from home even after quarantine ends. In addition, a good number of companies are similarly satisfied with current work practices, showing a high tendency to adopt this practice indefinitely, since the majority of companies observed that remote work was as or more productive than face-to-face work.

However, with respect to children and home studying during the pandemic, the result was not as positive. One of the main reasons for this difference is that it can be difficult to get students to concentrate and motivate themselves for a long time in front of screens. Lack of physical interaction with other children is also a contributing factor. Yet until the global situation improves, it is likely that the return to schools will continue to be postponed. With this situation in mind, we decided to share in this article a series of efficient strategies to transform study spaces at home into better spaces for learning.

Vila Rica House / BLOCO Arquitetos

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Brasilia, Brazil
  • Architects: BLOCO Arquitetos
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  400
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2017
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  Cleimar Marcenaria, Marmoraria Alvorada, Talentus Esquadrias

Ricco Burger Restaurant / BLOCO Arquitetos

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Monochromatic Kitchens: 3 Design Strategies with a Single Color

Apartament in Korydallos / Plaini and Karahalios Architects. Image © Nikos PapageorgiouTetrys 607 Apartament / CR2 Arquitetura. Image © Cris FarhatJade Residence / E/L Studio. Image © Pepper WatkinsApartament in Korydallos / Plaini and Karahalios Architects. Image © Nikos Papageorgiou+ 29

A monochrome environment is a space in which most architectural elements are of a single color. Although it is common for architects to design black or white monochromatic spaces due to its neutrality, it is possible to use almost any color to design a space, taking advantage of their infinite tones, undertones, and shades.