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Architect's Pocket Book of Kitchen Design Architecture by Charlotte Baden-Powell

By Charlotte Baden-Powell

As with the best-selling 'Architects notebook' this name comprises daily info which the architect/designer quite often has to discover from a large choice of resources and which isn't consistently simply to hand.Focusing on kitchen layout, this publication is of use to the coed in addition to the skilled practitioner. It outlines the entire info had to layout a achievable kitchen, together with ergonomics, prone corresponding to water and waste, home equipment, and fabric offerings for the ground, partitions and ceiling. there is not any comparable compendium presently on hand. * Gathers jointly crucial, important and sensible details for either the scholar and practising architect* a simple to take advantage of reference for either the drafting board, and on website* offers entire layout suggestions at the most modern items

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Recess the area 50 mm immediately under the counter at the sink bowl to accommodate for the chair armrests. Sink bowls should be shallow – about 150 mm deep. A single bowl with an integral drainer and the mixer positioned between the bowl and the drainer is the most convenient arrangement as it allows pans to be filled with water from the draining area. 52 Architect’s Pocket Book of Kitchen Design For those with limited forward reach, remote controlled lever taps can be fitted to the front fascia of the sink worktop.

Cabinet makers and appliance manufacturers together have developed kitchens to suit the most modest needs right up to the most expensive fantasies. Today the kitchen is the most highly serviced room in the house, and the room on which most money is spent. 2 Types of kitchen First considerations How will the kitchen be used and by whom? What are the clients’ particular requirements, if any? While considering these requirements, remember that the basic layout of the kitchen may last considerably longer than the present occupiers of the house and, therefore, should not be so idiosyncratic as to devalue the property.

Where a condensing dryer is installed in a kitchen, then an additional extractor fan over the dryer may be needed to deal with the resulting condensation. Small, low-cost kitchens Where space is at a premium, the choice of appliances must be considered first. A hob with a single oven built in underneath the counter will take up less room than a double Types of kitchen 27 oven built into a tall cabinet with a separate hob. Fridge/freezers come in many combinations so that the ratio of refrigerator to freezer can be to choice – possibly with a freezer situated elsewhere.

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