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A doorway from a live/work project in Spain is another example of how Kundig makes kinetic parts of a house even more special by confounding expectations about how they work. A tall steel pivot door is inset with a pilot door, allowing for varying degrees of openness between the indoor and outdoor spaces. It also recalls the grand doors with smaller inset doors that can be found in church architecture.

A modern, clean lined kitchen ( We once contemplated a house on the Lake. I thought a sleek modern interior would be low maintenance for a second home. That was a departure thought for a traditionalist. But, it made sense for a working woman. G.S.)

A kitchen corner is removed and replaced with glass to open it up and create a view from the table. Designed by Diaz y Diaz Arquitectos.

Workspace. Perfection if it had a punch of color and a tny bit of brick. Love how open it is with community space!

Tribeca Loft / Fearon Hay Architects

Black and white modern industrial kitchen. Stainless appliances with large ladder

thestyleconsulate: This kitchen island design literally “brings nature indoors.” This large tree remnant works wonderfully as the base and ...