Kitchens and Baths: Good Design is Good Business

From London to California, these innovative kitchens and baths are awe inspiring
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1 AIA LU/Elective; 1 IDCEC CEU; 0.1 IACET CEU*; 1 AIBD P-CE; AAA 1 Structured Learning Hour; This course can be self-reported to the AANB, as per their CE Guidelines; AAPEI 1 Structured Learning Hour; This course can be self-reported to the AIBC, as per their CE Guidelines.; MAA 1 Structured Learning Hour; This course can be self-reported to the NLAA.; This course can be self-reported to the NSAA; NWTAA 1 Structured Learning Hour; OAA 1 Learning Hour; SAA 1 Hour of Core Learning

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe two constraints faced on the Argentona Apartment project.
  2. Explain 2 methods used to improve public restroom circulation at the Swatch and Omega Headquarters.
  3. List the design requirements of the Bushman Dreyfus apartment project.
  4. Describe the demonstration of the principles of proportion, balance of mass and void, and unity of composition in the Pebble Beach House project.

This course is part of the Custom Home Academy

This course is part of the The Custom Home Academy

Below are a set of links to building type studies from Architectural Record, which are in-depth analyses of particular kinds of buildings, with photos, drawings, specifications, detailed descriptions, and design solutions. Click on each link below, read the article then complete the quiz to earn your credit and certificate of completion.

This course presents several projects featuring innovative kitchen and bath designs. Whether the goal was a gourmet chef’s kitchen or simply a defined (and in one case, hidden) space, these designs are fresh and inspirational.

Argentona Apartment by YLAB Arquitectos
Since the 970-square-foot apartment is not a primary residence, this space has the option of concealing the kitchen.
Alex Klimoski

Heard Residence by MacPherson Architects / 2MA
This project demonstrates the unique and contemporary use of glass to delineate space.
Leslie Clagett

Edward Williams Architects Converts Historic Stable to London Workplace
This onetime stable is now a modern yet intimate and friendly office space.
Kelly Beamon

Elegant Bathrooms at Swatch and Omega Headquarters Bring Views and Daylighting to Utilitarian Spaces
Restrooms at the Swatch and Omega Headquarters feature views, elegant exposed-timber elements, and daylighting.
Kara Mavros

Bushman Dreyfus Architects Conceals an Apartment's Functional Spaces in a Reclaimed-Oak Box
The new kitchen and bathroom in an office-turned-apartment are both neatly concealed and showcased.
Alex Klimoski

Greene Ranch by Anacapa Architecture
The kitchen and bathrooms are key to the design of this 1950s ranch house replacement.
Sheila Kim

Rustic Townhouse by 4|Mativ
Faced with design constraints, this team used color, pattern and material to inspire the plans and set the tone for the entire project.
Diana Mosher

Pebble Beach Residence by Jim Jennings Architecture
This project demonstrates the age-old principles of proportion, balance of mass and void, and unity of composition.
Suzanne Stephens

Edward Williams Arch

Photo © Agnese Sanvito

Garage doors reveal a conference room and kitchen area, which will share a wall with restrooms on the other side

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Originally published in October 2020