design et al are delighted to announce that PEEK Architecture have been shortlisted for Kitchen Design over £50,000 Award in The International Design and Architecture Awards 2017.
The project entailed designing and installing a kitchen and serving area, in a large open plan living space. Due to the scale and openess, the aim was to create a light and airy kitchen while maintaining a tactile feel. The result is an extremely functional kitchen with an abundance of storage, composed of an unusual mix of materials. The brief was to create a practical family kitchen using an original mix of finishes, to give a materiality and uniqueness to the joinery. Dark oak beading in a geometric design, overlays copper sheeting, and on the tall doors and wall units the grain of the oak contrasts a Carrara marble splashback.
The copper is used to clad all the recessed details and plinths, and creates a reflective frame of colour around the grey white sprayed fronts. Simple honed Carrara marble was sourced and mitred to form a thick slablike worktop which is then also ‘folded down’ to each end of the island unit. A serving area by the dining table, contains a large wine fridge and book shelves. The large fridges and freezers are all built in behind tall oak doors, giving the kitchen a less clinical feel than most. The design is suitable for family life as well as glamorous drinks parties and the dark oak and copper is used in a decorative style, so the joinery has more of a detailed furniture type appearance. The result is a unique and welcoming kitchen.
PEEK Architecture’s favourite part of the design was the use of the copper sheeting against the dark oak beading, two very simple finishes, but together they create a rich palate. The property is practical and luxurious at the same time, with lots of storage and a space for every activity. It will be easy to keep surfaces clear of clutter, even for a cooking enthusiast! The mix of materials and colours, mean that even though it is a large kitchen, it is far from clinical.