Wood has long been used to create kitchens, but architects and designers are finding subtle ways to reimagine the material in the cooking space. Interiors reporter Natasha Levy selects seven standout examples.
The Rye Apartments, UK, by Tikari Works
Spruce-wood cupboards inset with subtle grooves feature in the kitchens of these apartments in south London’s Peckham neighbourhood.
The cabinets and the surrounding cross-laminated timber walls are meant to lend the homes a cosy, domestic atmosphere. Extra warmth is provided by brass door handles and amber-flecked terrazzo that runs across the floors.
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Ti Clara, Portugal, by Atelier Espaço P2
Atelier Espaço P2 felt that a natural material palette offered “the most honest and true solution” for the overhaul of Ti Clara, a historic home in the Portuguese municipality of Ansião.
The kitchen has therefore been set within a wood-lined gabled niche. Pale plywood