Architects are attracted to Sub-Zero refrigerators for a number of reasons; for Van Dam, it's the aesthetics. The “minimally detailed clean surfaces pick up light and reflect it into a room, dissolving the bulkiness of kitchens,” he explains. The handbuilt refrigerator/freezers are designed with dual cooling systems, electronic controls, and an alarm to alert homeowners when the door is ajar. Sub-Zero Freezer Co., 800.222.7820; www.subzero.com.
van dam architecture and design
samuel w. van dam, aia