Traditionally, Chilean housing has used the kitchen as a central space in their designs, from which all other venues are deployed. Being a focal point within each project, it’s important to deepen its design and occupy every available square meter in favor of its effective use. Today, we review 7 kitchens designed specifically in Chilean homes; each one with particular details and distributions, and different combinations of materials, furniture, and equipment.
According to their different contexts, each project has a specific relationship with the light, lighting up from above and/or visually connecting with the outside. As for its spatial configuration, we find interesting variations in the classic typologies of linear, U and L kitchens.
The materials used generate different atmospheres within each of these spaces, highlighting the use of Melamine, Travertine Marble, and Lacquered MDF, among others.
This house is designed to be inhabited simultaneously in different spaces, independent but related to each other, being always part of a total. The interior spaces and the views conquer the whole land, and the exterior spaces are a permanent reference.
The kitchen incorporates into the design the needs and desires of how to live this space, where the machines are hidden but ready to be used. All the utensils, pots and other elements have easy access. It emphasizes a central island in solid oak to meet and work –using neutral but warm–, oriented towards a window that overlooks a stone patio with rustic beams, and the garden. The central island thus becomes the great protagonist of space, where we have installed the fire of the kitchen, always present.
This linear kitchen with 2 furniture lifts highlights a large elongated central space, where a working island and a daily dining table are located. The linearity is reinforced by the contrasts of tonalities between the elevation of columns and light-colored artifacts, and the row of dark-colored work furniture, which finishes off with the view towards the garden in the background.
The cooking area is concentrated on the roof illuminated by a linear lucarne, supported by the working island. To the front are the columns of floor-to-sky with the ovens and refrigerators. On the island, there’s space to store crockery, cutlery, and tablecloths, while a wooden table serves as the daily dining room facing the garden.
The kitchen is composed of three parts that together give an easy reading of the total. On one hand, there are floor-to-ceiling columns that incorporate the ovens and refrigerators, while on the other side there is a low table, side by side, that includes the worktop with its hood and the washing area, made up of the dishwasher and a pannable dishwasher. In the center, an island is located that serves to cook and attend to the guests. It has three white lamps that close the set.
In this kitchen highlights a central island and U-shaped perimeter furniture. It has a sector to cook in the center, dishwasher at one end and refrigerators and ovens in the other.
The bright lacquer brings luminosity and vitality to space and contrasts with the elegance of the Cedar veneer. The handle is attached to the furniture, maintaining its sobriety and simplicity.