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 contains daily info which the architect/designer in general has to discover from a wide selection of resources and which isn't regularly simply to hand.Focusing on kitchen layout, this ebook is of use to the scholar in addition to the skilled practitioner. It outlines the entire details had to layout a achievable kitchen, together with ergonomics, prone reminiscent of water and waste, home equipment, and fabric offerings for the ground, partitions and ceiling. there is not any comparable compendium at the moment on hand. * Gathers jointly crucial, worthy and sensible info for either the coed and training architect* a simple to exploit reference for either the strategy planning stage, and on website* offers entire layout suggestions at the newest items

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This shows that the product is capable of monitoring as to how often it is used, and, if not much activity is taking place, going into sleep mode thus keeping energy costs down. There is also the Energy Efficiency Recommended label run by the Energy Saving Trust (EST) which is a quick way to identify energy efficient appliances. This logo indicates not only that the product is ‘A’ rated on the EU energy label but also that the EST conducts spot checks to ensure the classification is correct. The Eco-flower, not yet very often found, may also be displayed.

The island kitchen, much loved by futuristic designers, often full of gleaming state-of-the-art gadgets, is the least satisfactory arrangement as it entails an excessive amount of walking, needs a large area of circulation space all round and has an insufficient amount of work surface and storage space. Never interrupt the triangle with tall units. Group tall units together at the end of a worktop run. 34 Architect’s Pocket Book of Kitchen Design In-line Two-sided or galley L-shaped U-shaped Island unit Kitchen layout These diagrams show different layouts with the kitchen triangle in a dotted line.

Aids for the elderly and disabled are available from specialist manufacturers such as: • Perching high chair with adjustable height legs • Long-handled dustpan and brush • ‘Helping hand’ device for extending reach with jaws activated by a trigger on the handle • Kettle tipper – kettle or teapot held in tilting cradle • Trays with non-slip finishes – also available with a raised handle for carrying with one hand • Cutlery with easy-grip handles and angled heads 48 Architect’s Pocket Book of Kitchen Design One hand tray with non-slip mat inside Jug tipper for corded electric kettles Long handled dust pan and brush Plugtops with loop handle for easier removal Perching stool with height adjustable legs Kitchen aids for the disabled Sources: Kitchen Sense Spaces in the Home Keep Able Bilateral reacher with gripping action to close claws Light weight cutlery with thick handle and angled heads for those with restricted wrist movement Kitchens for the disabled 49 Wheelchair user’s kitchen About 2% of the UK population use wheelchairs.

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