A Kitchen Built from Surplus Tiles
As young architects operating their have Paris firm, Deborah Feldman and Baptiste Potier specialize in making creative use of affordable materials. “Our purchasers in general really do not have essential budgets, so we have to discover methods to make items function, and to search as we built them,” says Deborah. In the circumstance of this Normandy kitchen, they collected leftover tiles from other jobs to generate a gridwork counter and backsplash. And they mounted industrial metallic stair measures as wall-hung shelves that double as drying racks.
Feldman and Potier are 2016 graduates of the École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Paris-la Villett—they achieved whilst spending a semester in Ahmedabad, India, and grew to become a couple and collaborators. Submit-grad, they equally experienced internships in Tokyo and then returned to Paris where by she worked on residential tasks at substantial companies (although also doing the job in the direction of a PhD), and Baptiste honed his abilities as a the two a designer and fabricator: he does carpentry and metalwork. They formally launched their office, 127af (named for their place on Avenue de Flandre in the 19ème) in 2020—and uncovered that scrappiness is a useful ability.
Photography by 127af (@127_a_f).
The kitchen is reverse the entry and open up to the dining area—the shelves included underneath the flared counter desk forget about the desk. Observe the vary vent cupboard: it properties an Electrolux extractor and also offers a little bit of storage.