The @home cube is characterised by an alternating game of full and empty spaces that define the environments with spaces and volumes. In the background are the storage tall units, which house the technological components. The appealing tranché oak finishing the superficial mark of the tool used to process wood is left intentionally visible.
The storage cabinets system with receding doors, available in two different heights, furnishes the kitchen area while offering lots of space for storage and tidiness. When open, the concealing doors reveal a large internal space that can be accessorised to taste. This is an arrangement system truly designed to create washing and cooking areas, larders, and storage space for small appliances.
The highly decorative architectonic islands are created by matching “close end” modules, with 64 cm high drawers and baskets, with an open end module made in thin steel and comprehensive, half-way in depth, of a vertical transparent glass. On these elements lay block-plates that can be made in steel or other material, to be customised according to their final function: washing and/or cooking. Upon request, it comes with a steel-finishing coated cover.
There are many customisation options to choose from for the storage cabinets thanks to the available equipment. From the simplest solutions, that comprise only larder/oven tall units, to more elaborate ones, that include base units, wall cabinets, doors and wall panels.
With @home the kitchen area intimately interweaves with the living one, in search for complemented design project. The kitchen is an open space, that looks at the living area and follows its style: terminal elements are inserted in the tall unit thanks to which spaces and functions combine. These shelves are created to display not only books, but also decor objects, bottles, accessories.
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.
The elegant vertical handle is integrated in the upright, also placed on the inside of the door and specially shaped so that, when the doors are open, it becomes at once closing of the empty space necessary to the sliding system and handle for the door’s closing. The handle detail is created with care as if it were handmade.