ISSUE 9  |  High/Low Design

A Magical Kitchen in Brazil

March 01, 2012 1:30 PM

BY Julie Carlson

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Architecture as magical realism: Guilherme Torres' kitchen in São Paulo, Brazil (first spotted on Arch Daily). We haven't seen this before, a pristine white box opening onto a tree-filled atrium, with a rustic, paint-spattered work table as kitchen island.

Above: In Torres' kitchen, a reclaimed table serves as a central workspace.

Above: An orange rubber floor contrasts with a polished concrete floor.

Above: A stainless cooktop set into the rustic work table; an antidote to the suburban island.

Above: A seductive mix of materials embodies the (much discussed) rough luxe spirit.

Above: Culinary preparation in action.