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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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Tourist Villas ''The TWO'' / STUDIO SYNTHESIS architecture & design

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Mia Dorcol Apartments / Zabriskie Studio

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  • Architects: Zabriskie Studio
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  2900
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2020
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  Sertechnics

SOFI Natural Cosmetics Shop / Studio AUTORI

SOFI Natural Cosmetics Shop / Studio AUTORI - Retail Interiors, Table, Chair
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  • Architects: Studio AUTORI
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  30
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2020
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  AUTORI, Studio AUTORI

Catena Media Serbia / Studio AUTORI

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  • Architects: Studio AUTORI
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  550
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2017
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  AutoDesk, Herman Miller, Billiani, Ergomade, Trimble

GIR Store / Studio AUTORI

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  • Architects: Studio AUTORI
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  350
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2016
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  AutoDesk, Agape, ETHNICRAFT, Ferm Living, Menu, +20

NOVA ISKRA Design Incubator in Belgrade / Studio Petokraka

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  • Architects: Studio Petokraka
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  350
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2012

Béton Brut Bathrooms: The Beauty of Concrete in Intimate Spaces

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Why use concrete in bathrooms?

Béton brut or "raw concrete" is a naturally porous material that provides many advantages for the design and build of a bathroom. As a waterproof and pressure-resistant material, it is easy to clean, doesn't deteriorate, prevents bathroom fungus and is low maintenance. Attractive as it is functional, concrete is versatile for both on-site furniture and wall coatings, floors and even shower trays. In addition, due to its thermal mass, concrete is an excellent material for floor heating.

Pro Tip: There are a variety of concrete finishes, but for the safety of daily bathroom users, you must add a surface sealer and a certain percentage of traction to avoid slippage.

Below, we've compiled 26 concrete bathrooms that find intimacy in béton brut.

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Reconstruction of Apartment in Makedonska Street / Riste Dobrijevic

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  • Architects: Riste Dobrijevic
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  80
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2018
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  Flaminia, Gessi, Knauf, Konkav-konveks, Microtopping

Summer Houses / AKVS architecture

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Radanovici, Montenegro
  • Architects: AKVS architecture
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  84
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2017
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  Argenta Ceramica, Ikea

Reconstruction and Extension for Primary School Svetozar Marković / a2arhitektura

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GV51 Penthouse Apartments / Ela Nesic + Danilo Nedeljkovic

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  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  300
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2018
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  VELUX Group, Ragno

N1 Housing / Studio Simovic

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Kragujevac, Serbia
  • Architects: Studio Simovic
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  441
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2016
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  Fundermax, Sunce Marinkovic, Tara Parquet

Hous*e L / re:a.c.t

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Valjevo, Serbia
  • Architects: re:a.c.t
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  658
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2015
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  Swisspearl, Savabien doo

House in Divčibare / EXE STUDIO

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Divčibare, Serbia
  • Architects: EXE STUDIO
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  76
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2015

Impact Hub Belgrade / URED architecture studio

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Matchbox Elementary School Sports Hall / Jovan Mitrović

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Obrenovac, Serbia

Kindergarten “Tesla - Science for life” / DVA STUDIO

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Novi Beograd, Serbia
  • Architects: DVA STUDIO
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  1890
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2013