contemporary kitchen / stone / stainless steel / melamine
K-IN / K-OUT by Massimo Castagna
stone, stainless steel, melamine
lacquered, outdoor, handleless
K-IN and K-OUT, designed by Massimo Castagna architect, look identical to each other, featuring impressive volume, high off the floor with an enormous overhang above the supporting structures and plinths. The large cover tops slide in both directions, hiding the kitchen’s working area. When closed, they offer the kitchen a particularly monolithic aspect, and when open, modify its form and proportions, becoming snack tables with an incredible overhang, guaranteed by special sliding runners, further emphasising the overhang effect above the supporting plinths. The entire weight of the kitchen is borne by a very small surface area, making the block of stone forming the kitchen appear suspended.
The indoor and outdoor kitchens, which although visibly identical, so much so that they can be used interchangeably outside and inside, are built very differently to ensure maximum performance depending on their location, featuring a unique and innovative breakdown of functions. A steel support with internal carcases in melamine and wood for the indoor version, and a stainless steel truss framework structure for the outdoor version. Doors, tops and sliding tops are all made entirely in lightweight stone combined with cellular aluminium.