Renovation of a kitchen, bar, and dining room in a Manhattan apartment: a design for two very specific people. The couple has very defined roles with regard to preparing dinner and libations. The wife, who is a small 5'-2", rules the kitchen, whereas the husband, over 6'-0" tall, prevails over the bar. The design integrates their divergent concerns and height within a black walnut box, replacing a demolished wall that previously separated the kitchen and dining room. The walnut box is 3' deep, allowing them enough space to smoothly complete their individual functions with some extra room for perhaps a spontaneous exchange or perhaps some fun.
The plan shows how the Kitchen becomes a unit that unfolds out of the black walnut box.
This diagam shows the exploded components of the kitchen and the black walnut box.
The black walnut box and kitchen in the closed configuration