The great modularity of the @home system and the wide range of available finishings allow to design of truly customised island, which can be two-faced or equipped with snack areas on the back. The handle profile fixed placing, set 22cm from the top, is what characterises them.
The open end shelving has a harmonious set of proportions with thin thicknesses, is placed along the kitchen wall or the living area and houses spices, books, and valuable objects. It is created from the combination of three elements: splashback panels, aluminium shelves with a steel finishing and aluminium vertical laths, wood-coated or with a steel finishing. The upright, that recurs every 30 cm, is inserted in the shelf, and becomes both a functional element and a decorative detail of high ae
@home goes beyond the idea of the super-functional, machine-like kitchen and designs the living space so that it is flexible, refined, and comfortable. The larder and all other kitchen’s supplies are hidden in storage cabinets, suitable also for other areas of the house. Generously large multi-purpose containers available in two heights, with full doors or with two doors, thought also for built-in fridges. The thick vertical aluminium handle becomes a studied detail.
In balance between tradition and innovation, @home system prompts the project to defy conventions. The system’s components design spaces and functions, just like the multi-functional storage cabinets that partition the environments. The inner sides are customisable, and lacquers, steel coatings, glass shelves and led lighting are available options.
@home system overcomes the contrast between industrial and artisan manufacturing. The open-space area is furnished with elegant and refined solutions, each characterised by valuable materials and leading-edge manufacturing, which allow to mould thin thicknesses and extremely elegant shapes.
C+S Architects, Venice and London based, have a track record in designing high quality schemes working internationally in urban design, architectural and interior design, both for the private and the public sectors.
C+S Architects is a team dedicated to combine strong conceptual design ability with the sensitivity of materiality and light and a particular innovative approach in sustainability.
C+S Architects have won many international competitions including the he development of of housing and hospitality in Tervuren, Belgium through the restoration of the residencies of Leopold II (2017), the design of Gamec Art Gallery in Bergamo, Italy (2016), the development of a fashion campus with housing and offices in Chiasso, Switzerland, (2014), the refurbishment of an Ex-Tobacco factory in Venice to house the new law court o ces of the city (completed in 2014), the Policlinic Complex in Milan (under construction), a housing complex in Japan (2008), the Tenova headquarters in Varese (2010) and many projects for school buildings.
Award-winning projects of the office are: the environmental and urban design of Sant’Erasmo island in the Venice lagoon with the design of the infrastructures, the public spaces and the Torre Massimiliana Cultural Centre, the restoration of an Ex- Tobacco Factory in Venice for the new law-court offices of the city, the restoration of part of the Venice Arsenale, the recent restoration of the Fondaco dei Tedeschi for retail and the design of the public spaces and the restoration of part of the 19th century building of the Casinò in the Lido di Venezia. C+S are expert in designing high quality sustainable housing where energy efficiency and the use of cutting-edge technologies are combined with community engagement. Among these, the Urban Lake Housing complex in Pordenone, where the lake becomes the energy source for the housing complex as well as a new redesigned park for the citizens and under construction is a complex of sustainable luxury housing in Aarshot, Belgium and two sustainable housing towers in Milan.
The works of C+S Architects have been published internationally and exhibited in the 15th Biennale of Architecture of Venice, at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, at the Triennale of Milan, at the Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine in Paris, the Architekturzentrum in Wien and the RIBA in London, among others. They recently had a solo exhibition at the MIT in Boston.
C+S works have been awarded with the Special Prize of the Gold Medal of Italian Architecture 2012, the In-Opera Award 2012, the Selection in the European Mies van der Rohe Award 2009 and the Sfide 2009 Award of the Italian Ministry of Landscape and Environment, the FarbDesignPreis 2009, Honourable Mention; the AR+D Award 2008, Honourable Mention and the Gold Medal of Italian Architecture for Education in 2006.
The office directors are Carlo Cappai and Maria Alessandra Segantini. They have both obtained an awarded degree at the University of Architecture of Venice in 1991 and are Registered Architects both in Italy and the United Kingdom.
Cappai and Segantini, have lectured internationally at the MoMA, in many universities worldwide such as the MIT in Boston, Cornell University AAP, Columbia University GSAPP, the Politecnico of Milan, the TU Delft, the EPFL in Switzerland, Cambridge and Bath Universities among others.
With @home Elmar created a modern system of storage cabinets that fits in all the environments of the house, not only in the kitchen. They are true multi-purpose containers, with single or double doors, suitable for built-in ovens and fridges too.