LUKSTUDIO’s ‘culinary village’ is based on the idea that a kitchen is the heart of a home. the design team’s latest project displays kitchen appliances in four domestic settings — alongside a gallery, a cooking classroom, a VIP lounge, and a multi-functional courtyard. the design has transformed the original 1000 m2 mechanical floor into a complete brand experience for manufacturer arda in the eastern coastal province of zhejiang, china.


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a white box marks the entrance of the journey, situated by a reflective pool and framed by green walls. following stepping stones in the shallow water, visitors enter a dark tunnel. on the left, an introductory video is accompanied by a water feature of dishwasher jets; meanwhile on the right, a peek into the courtyards ahead of their discovery. the main display area is organized as a series of white huts, each presenting an ideal kitchen: minimalistic white, total black, rustic country and modern american. shanghai based boutique design practice LUKSTUDIO has placed these volumes carefully, carving out strategic openings to create a visual dialogue with one’s movement.


the design has transformed the original 1000 m2 floor into a complete brand experience for manufacturer arda

 

 

walking along the stone pavement, a vaulted shed stands out within the quiet ‘culinary village’. reminiscent of an outdoor kiln, the space displays the evolution of oven technology and creates an interesting twist in the spatial experience. next to the red-brick structure, a fully-equipped classroom with movable doors and cooking stations provide a multi-functional area for try-out sessions and company events. passing windows with views to the exterior courtyard, one reaches the VIP lounge where exquisite dinners will be served. lined with travertine stone slabs and walnut wood panels, this elegant room promises memorable gatherings. to top it all, guests are welcomed into the adjacent conservatory and outdoor courtyard where herbs are planted and picked to garnish their dishes.


the main display area is organized as a series of white huts, each presenting an ideal kitchen

 

 

LUKSTUDIO has created an artificial village of different homes, set in a cozy courtyard that brings water, daylight and plants into close proximity. while the project presents many possible consumer experiences, it also reflects on the essence of an ideal living environment.


these volumes are placed carefully, carving out strategic openings to create a visual dialogue with one’s movement


LUKSTUDIO’s ‘culinary village’ is based on the idea that a kitchen is the heart of a home


the series of ideal kitchens showcased are minimalistic white, total black, rustic country and modern american


the space displays the evolution of oven technology and creates an interesting twist in the spatial experience


next to the red-brick structure, a fully-equipped classroom provides a multi-functional area


 a fully-equipped classroom with movable doors and cooking stations for try-out sessions and company events


lined with travertine stone slabs and walnut wood panels, this elegant room promises memorable gatherings


guests are welcomed into the adjacent courtyard where herbs are planted and picked to garnish their dishes


while the project presents many consumer experiences, it also reflects on the essence of an ideal living environment

 

 

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