Kengo Kuma is a much acclaimed Japanese architect who, during Milan Design Week 2015 collaborated with Japanese company Kitchenhouse to produce Irori, a “contemporary kitchen space” that represents a new way of living. Kumar placed the stove and the sink at the heart of his pavilion, surrounded by ancillary amenities, an idea based on the idea that human beings have always lived around the elements of fire and water. Kumar used 1 millimeter thick vulcanized paper that has been twisted and woven to form the arched structure of the pavilion. Internal components are composed of modular bamboo boards and steel pipes, which can be used to make a table, a bench or a shelving unit. Consequently, as the inhabitants life expands – so does the kitchen. What a dining area!
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