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The Kitchen Hideaway is a peep into what food prep might be like in the future. A helmet and viewport allow you to image what it is you want to eat in your own virtual kitchen. Gone are the large appliances replaced by efficient robots that serve every gluttonous desire. You have to actually know how to cook the dish. The robots are only mimicking your technique. The technology is so life-like, it’s indistinguishable from the real thing. This is the Jetsons people. Even George would be jealous.
The Kitchen Hideaway is an Electrolux Design Lab 2010 Finalist.
Designer: Daniel Dobrogorsky
Berlin Houzz Tour: Curved, Contemporary Lines Revamp a ’50s Home
Irregular shapes and accents of green leather, oak and aluminium evoke the 1950s, but also add a contemporary touch
Who lives here: A family of four
Location: A residential building in the Hansaviertel district of Berlin, Germany
Size: Approximately 427 square metres
Architect: Carsten Wiewiorra and Anna Hopp, Wiewiorra Hopp Schwark Architekten
The building was designed in 1957 by architects Klaus Kirsten and Heinz Nather for Interbau, a housing development that was part of that year’s International Building Exhibition. The upper floors were designed for private residential use, while the ground floor originally housed an optometry practice.
It had been renovated several times over the years, so Wiewiorra says it was in good shape when the current owners commissioned him to oversee its latest redesign. Still, it did not meet the family’s needs or aesthetic wishes before Wiewiorra set foot on-site.
The colourful decor is matched with an eye-catching hexagonal brick-pattern parquet floor. “It’s a great achievement of craftsmanship,” Wiewiorra says. The 35,000-piece oak parquet presents a stylistic connection between the period in which the home was built and today.
The folding door fits into the bookcase perfectly when pushed open.
The Cloud house is a private home located at iconic Bondi Beach, NSW. Designed by Akin Atelier the concept was to maximise the opportunity for light to interact with the surfaces of the house, like the facets of a cloud. The house is orientated east, opening up to capture the morning sun, whist the internal courtyard allows sun to flow throughout the day, flooding the double height living area.
The Cloud House is designed as 2 pavilions interconnected by the internal courtyard on the ground level and the open walkway on the upper level. Complimented by a simplistic materials and finishes pallet the Cloud House is a true purist, inside and out.
Photos by Murray Fredericks