We spend a substantial amount of time in our kitchens. In fact, next to bedrooms, it may be the most-used room in the house. That means it has the potential to make an impact on the overall footprint of the home, especially when considering material selection during construction. This Valcucine kitchen offers a design rich in customization and attention to details that speak to sustainability.
The exterior of the skyscraper itself was designed by Stefano Boeri Architetti, with Gianandrea Barreca and Giovanni La Varra. It is cloaked in plants and trees as homage to nature. Inside, designers incorporated a massive floor to ceiling window to accent views and draw in natural light. Fossils of branches and leaves imprinted on the marble also leave a natural impression.
Located inside a private residence, the kitchen was designed by architect Egidio Panzera at the Bosco Verticale in Milan. The kitchen’s subtly mirrors elements of the outdoors while maintaining a minimalist and streamlined vibe.
Flow throughout the space is highlighted in the captivatingly sleek design and emphasis on functional workspaces. The technology and modern elements are there, but the Valcucine cabinets steal the headline with a reflective finish that further reflects the outdoor arena. Soft corners and continuous lines offer safety as well as a clean look. The Artematica kitchen collection offers cabinets made entirely of glass. It is a material that’s friendly to the environment and the user.
As for the interior design of the space, the team prioritized a soft color palette that puts the spotlight on natural tones. The selection of handleless cabinets underscores the simplicity of the space.
The New Logica special ergonomic element deepens the function of the kitchen without adding bulk. Made from glass and aluminum, the space is organized and functional, yet can easily be hidden from view with doors that lift up or slide down.
Images via gattotere, Egidio Panzera, Valcucine and Beppe Brancato