Sometimes the desire for an open floorplan butts up against against, err, a concrete architectural reality. This solution to that type of problem caught my eye for both its inventiveness and fine execution. The framework which holds the ovens [in all honesty, I can't decide whether to call it a wall or a piece of furniture] is a compelling balance between solid and transparent; even though it's critical to the layout of both the kitchen and adjacent living area, it remains spatially neutral. kpdo.com.au
Leslie Clagett is a seasoned yet passionate observer of the international kitchen
and bath industries, and the founder of KBCULTURE.com. An editor at publications ranging from Arts +
Architecture to Kitchens & Baths, she is also the author of The New
City Home [The Taunton Press], among other books. Leslie has a
tremendous respect for quality design and the people who labor in its
pursuit; her discerning eye has been known to get a little misty in the
presence of true beauty.