Translucent polycarbonate sheets screen off the kitchen and office of this baking school in Seoul (+ slideshow).
Una's Kitchen is a baking studio in Chungdamdong, Seoul, that offers classes taught by the owner and chef, Una.
South Korean interior designers Nordic Bros. Design Community used double layers of polycarbonate fixed to thin black frames to screen off the kitchen and office while allowing light to penetrate the room.
The angular table stretching across the teaching area is over four metres long and only one centimetre thick, and has a shiny gold tabletop.
Above the table are hanging pendant lamps made from black top hats.
Earlier this year we featured a high-tech cooking workshop in Spain for a Michelin-starred chef and a culinary centre in San Sebastián with metallic gold facades.
Polycarbonate walls have also appeared in a number of projects we've featured lately, including a house in Japan with an upper storey made of polycarbonate sheds and an elevated extension to an indoor running track at a gym in the Czech Republic.
Photographs are by Nordic Bros. Design Community
Here's some more information from the architects:
Baking studio Una's Kitchen is located in Chungdamdong, Seoul, as a contemporary space based on black and white. The owner/chef planned the space to share tasty food with beloved people and the space is full of the client's emotion entirely.
The 70 sq m space is not only divided into kitchen, office and studio but also connected by the transparent Double-Wall Polycarbonate. The boomerang-formed studio table(to a thickness of a centimetre, 4.2 metres long in length) located in centre of studio is based on black and white with the classic colour, gold.
Una's Kitchen, based on black, white and gold, shows canvas and object including the intention of owner/chef, majoring in sculpture from art school in Hongik University and the space designer.
Location: 62-3 3F Nao Bldg.,Cheongdam-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Client: Una's Kitchen
Architect: Nordic Bros. Design Community | Shin Yong-Hwan
Use: Baking Studio
Design Period: 2012. 9. 28 - 10. 13
Construction period: 2012. 11.17 - 26
Size: 70 sq m
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