Monday, April 30, 2012

Architect Zaha Hadid, project Z-island

This multi-sensorial kitchen, Z-island, by architect Zaha Hadid is an astonishing leap in design and use of materials, project created in collaboration with Ernestomeda (manufacturer) and DuPont. Corian® was used for its exceptional malleability, perfect for meeting the creative requirements of an architect renowned for the complexity of her designs.
In this project, the use of DuPont material was extend beyond traditional sink and benchtop ‘to the entire kitchen structure (split into two blocks, which are at the same time functional, compact, and sleek) and an extensive modular range of cupboards and panelling. The surface is translucent, smooth, and fluid, and is as pleasant to look at as it is to touch’ (zisland, n.d.).

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