Project

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Reykjavik

Minarc

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babaiah

Location

Iceland

Consultants

  • Tryggvi Thorsteinsson

Project Status

Built

Year Completed

2009

Size

1,200 sq. feet

Type

Custom

Room or Space

Kitchen
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Project Description

2009 RADA
Kitchen / Merit

The owner of this penthouse pied-à-terre overlooking the Atlantic Ocean uses it primarily to entertain business colleagues. To that end, Erla Dögg Ingjaldsdóttir, AIA, Assoc. IIDA, and Tryggvi Thorsteinsson, Assoc. AIA, created a dramatic, disappearing kitchen that works equally well for meetings or dinners. “It has everything you need in a kitchen—dishwasher, refrigerator, stove, coffee machine—but it's all hidden,” Ingjaldsdóttir explains.

The multipurpose island, for example, conceals four custom stools with backs that mimic file cabinets. Push the stools in and the island morphs from conference table to sleek, stand-up bar. Along the room's textured stone wall, a flip-up section of stainless steel counter reveals a recessed sink and cooktop. That same countertop flows seamlessly into handles for cabinets containing the fridge and other built-in appliances.

“It's a new way to interpret urban kitchens,” one judge raved, while another simply liked how the kitchen “does really cool things.”
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