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2012 rada & CHDA K+B Winners

2012 rada & CHDA K+B Winners

  • This remodeled kitchen represents an effort to project the vocabulary of Richard Neutrathe houses original architectinto the present day.

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    This remodeled kitchen represents an effort to project the vocabulary of Richard Neutrathe houses original architectinto the present day.

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    Michael Biondo

    2012 rada kitchen / merit
    Neutra Glen Residence, Stamford, Conn.
    joeb moore + partners

  • The project clearly distinguishes between new and restoration.

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    The project clearly distinguishes between new and restoration.

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    Michael Biondo

    The project clearly distinguishes between new and restoration.

  • Stainless steel columnsso slender that they are practically two-dimensionalmark the path of the partition that isolated the original kitchen from the living and dining areas.

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    Stainless steel columnsso slender that they are practically two-dimensionalmark the path of the partition that isolated the original kitchen from the living and dining areas.

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    Michael Biondo

    Stainless steel columns—so slender that they are practically two-dimensional—mark the path of the partition that isolated the original kitchen from the living and dining areas.

  • Knife-edge stainless steel counters top the gloss-white base cabinets. The uppers are acid-washed steel.

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    Knife-edge stainless steel counters top the gloss-white base cabinets. The uppers are acid-washed steel.

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    Michael Biondo

    Knife-edge stainless steel counters top the gloss-white base cabinets. The uppers are acid-washed steel.

  • The new columns are nearly invisible when viewed head-on.

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    The new columns are nearly invisible when viewed head-on.

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    Michael Biondo

    The new columns are nearly invisible when viewed head-on.

  • Blackened steel plate wraps the doorway to the houses back hall.

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    Blackened steel plate wraps the doorway to the houses back hall.

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    Michael Biondo

    Blackened steel plate wraps the doorway to the house’s back hall.

  • The original kitchen.

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    The original kitchen.

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    Courtesy Joeb Moore + Partners

    The original kitchen.

  • The kitchen in axonometric view.

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    The kitchen in axonometric view.

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    Courtesy Joeb Moore + Partners

    The kitchen in axonometric view.

  • With upper cabinets limited to a single end wall, the kitchen opens to light and views along its two outside walls.

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    With upper cabinets limited to a single end wall, the kitchen opens to light and views along its two outside walls.

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    Art Gray

    2012 rada kitchen / merit
    Appleton Living Kitchen
    Minarc
  • Two long counters serve as the rooms work surfaces. The steel stair casts a shadow of smooth stones.

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    Two long counters serve as the rooms work surfaces. The steel stair casts a shadow of smooth stones.

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    Art Gray

    Two long counters serve as the room’s work surfaces. The steel stair casts a “shadow” of smooth stones.

  • The stair nearly disappears in profile.

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    The stair nearly disappears in profile.

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    Art Gray

    The stair nearly disappears in profile.

  • A wall of sliding glass doors opens the kitchen to a covered veranda.

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    A wall of sliding glass doors opens the kitchen to a covered veranda.

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    Art Gray

    A wall of sliding glass doors opens the kitchen to a covered veranda.

  • A walnut millwork box separates the bath from the master bedroom.

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    A walnut millwork box separates the bath from the master bedroom.

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    Art Gray

    2012 rada bath / merit
    Appleton Living Bath
    Minarc
  • A floating partition shields the shower and toilet areas.

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    A floating partition shields the shower and toilet areas.

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    Art Gray

    A floating partition shields the shower and toilet areas.

  • Glass doors and a glass clerestory surround the millwork element.

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    Glass doors and a glass clerestory surround the millwork element.

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    Art Gray

    Glass doors and a glass clerestory surround the millwork element.

  • The bath opens onto a private courtyard. With four children in the family, the clients also take in rescue dogs.

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    The bath opens onto a private courtyard. With four children in the family, the clients also take in rescue dogs.

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    Art Gray

    The bath opens onto a private courtyard. With four children in the family, the clients also take in rescue dogs.

  • Located beneath a large skylight, this glass-box master bath serves as a natural lighting fixture.

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    Located beneath a large skylight, this glass-box master bath serves as a natural lighting fixture.

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    Travis Dubreuil

    2012 rada bath / merit
    73rd Street Penthouse, New York
    turett collaborative architects
  • Electric privacy glass permits modesty at the touch of a switch.

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    Electric privacy glass permits modesty at the touch of a switch.

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    Travis Dubreuil

    Electric privacy glass permits modesty at the touch of a switch.

  • The bath separates the master bedroom from a private study, but its transparency creates the sense of a single continuous space.

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    The bath separates the master bedroom from a private study, but its transparency creates the sense of a single continuous space.

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    Travis Dubreuil

    The bath separates the master bedroom from a private study, but its transparency creates the sense of a single continuous space.

  • A wall tiled with Vals stone, quarried in Switzerland, rises through two floors of the apartment.

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    A wall tiled with Vals stone, quarried in Switzerland, rises through two floors of the apartment.

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    Travis Dubreuil

    A wall tiled with Vals stone, quarried in Switzerland, rises through two floors of the apartment.

  • A carved stone lavatory cantilevers from the tiled wall.

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    A carved stone lavatory cantilevers from the tiled wall.

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    Travis Dubreuil

    A carved stone lavatory cantilevers from the tiled wall.

  • The solid-surface floor folds down, into a sunken tub/shower, and up, forming a pedestal that holds plumbing controls and a tray for soap and shampoos.

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    The solid-surface floor folds down, into a sunken tub/shower, and up, forming a pedestal that holds plumbing controls and a tray for soap and shampoos.

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    Travis Dubreuil

    The solid-surface floor folds down, into a sunken tub/shower, and up, forming a pedestal that holds plumbing controls and a tray for soap and shampoos.

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    Courtesy Turett Collaborative Architects

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    Courtesy Turett Collaborative Architects

  • The kitchen's vertical-grain fir ceiling rises to the west wall.

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    The kitchen's vertical-grain fir ceiling rises to the west wall.

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    Albert Garcia/William Kite Architects

    CHDA 2012 Custom Kitchen
    Family Compound, Bristol, R.I.
    William Kite Architects
  • Kick-space drawers help extract every available cubic inch of storage capacity.

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    Kick-space drawers help extract every available cubic inch of storage capacity.

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    Albert Garcia/William Kite Architects

    Kick-space drawers help extract every available cubic inch of storage capacity.

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    Rehkamp Larson Architects successfully blended modern lines with traditional forms in this Edina, Minn., kitchen.

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    Rehkamp Larson Architects successfully blended modern lines with traditional forms in this Edina, Minn., kitchen.

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    Susan Gilmore

    CHDA 2012 Custom Kitchen
    White Oaks Residence, Edina, Minn.
    Rehkamp Larson Architects
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    The stylish space also contains a casual dining area and opens into a family room.

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    The stylish space also contains a casual dining area and opens into a family room.

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    Susan Gilmore

    The stylish space also contains a casual dining area and opens into a family room.

  • The shower at the rooms opposite end looks out on a quiet garden.

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    The shower at the rooms opposite end looks out on a quiet garden.

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    Lara Swimmer

    CHDA 2012 Custom Bath
    Ellis Residence, Bainbridge Island, Wash.
    Coates Design Architects
  • The master baths washing area occupies a linear space that angles away from the rest of the houses floor plan, aligning two contrasting outdoor views.

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    The master baths washing area occupies a linear space that angles away from the rest of the houses floor plan, aligning two contrasting outdoor views.

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    Roger Turk

    The master bath’s washing area occupies a linear space that angles away from the rest of the house’s floor plan, aligning two contrasting outdoor views.

  • A wall of glass at the sunken concrete soaking tub presents a vista of the Seattle skyline.

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    A wall of glass at the sunken concrete soaking tub presents a vista of the Seattle skyline.

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    Lara Swimmer

    A wall of glass at the sunken concrete soaking tub presents a vista of the Seattle skyline.

  • A freestanding white Corian piece subdivides the bath. Its mirror reflects city views from a window in the adjacent master bedroom.

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    A freestanding white Corian piece subdivides the bath. Its mirror reflects city views from a window in the adjacent master bedroom.

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    Farshid Assassi/Assassi Productions

    CHDA 2012 Custom Bath
    Jirsa Loft, Des Moines, Iowa
    Substance
  • The clean Corian object supports the sink, mirror, and tub.

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    The clean Corian object supports the sink, mirror, and tub.

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    Farshid Assassi/Assassi Productions

    The clean Corian object supports the sink, mirror, and tub.

  • The infinity tub is filled from the ceiling and overflows into the lit space around it. A porcelain tile floor folds up the back wall.

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    The infinity tub is filled from the ceiling and overflows into the lit space around it. A porcelain tile floor folds up the back wall.

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    Farshid Assassi/Assassi Productions

    The infinity tub is filled from the ceiling and overflows into the lit space around it. A porcelain tile floor folds up the back wall.

  • Hand towels hang unobtrusively on slots in the countertop.

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    Hand towels hang unobtrusively on slots in the countertop.

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    Farshid Assassi/Assassi Productions

    Hand towels hang unobtrusively on slots in the countertop.

  • View into the bedroom from the bath.

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    View into the bedroom from the bath.

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    Farshid Assassi/Assassi Productions

    View into the bedroom from the bath.

  • Axonometric

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    Axonometric

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    Farshid Assassi/Assassi Productions

    Axonometric

  • Floor plan. The bath is part of a loft designed as one large, linear volume. Service spaces next to the buildings core, such as the bath, have large openings into the areas they serve.

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    Floor plan. The bath is part of a loft designed as one large, linear volume. Service spaces next to the buildings core, such as the bath, have large openings into the areas they serve.

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    Courtesy Substance

    Floor plan. The bath is part of a loft designed as one large, linear volume. Service spaces next to the building’s core, such as the bath, have large openings into the areas they serve.

Juries for both the 2012 residential architect and Custom Home Design Awards gravitated toward kitchens and baths that open up to adjacent rooms or outdoor spaces. Ranging from a translucent bath cube in a New York loft to a Minneapolis high-end custom kitchen that blends traditional style with a modern outlook, the projects all demonstrate the popularity of integrating these primary living spaces with the rest of the house.

We’ve gathered the eight winning projects into a single slideshow so you can view the results in these popular categories all at once.