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By Charlotte Baden-Powell

As with the best-selling 'Architects Pocket Book' this identify contains daily details which the architect/designer ordinarily has to discover from a wide selection of resources and which isn't constantly simply to hand.

Focusing on kitchen layout, this e-book is of use to the scholar in addition to the skilled practitioner. It outlines the entire info had to layout a practicable kitchen, together with ergonomics, prone resembling water and waste, home equipment, and fabric offerings for the ground, partitions and ceiling. there is not any comparable compendium presently to be had.

* Gathers jointly crucial, important and useful details for either the coed and training architect
* a simple to exploit reference for either the planning stage, and on site
* offers finished layout assistance at the most recent items

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If possible, provide space also for an easy chair for relaxation. Floors should be finished with non-slip but easy to clean materials. Avoid loose mats, steps and uneven surfaces. Skirtings with coved corner are easier to keep clean than rightangled internal corners. Plan the sink, preparation area and cooker in one unbroken sequence. The countertop may need to be lower than the standard ϩ900 mm, but be aware that this may inhibit the use of under-counter appliances. Windows, particularly behind counters, should be easy to open and clean.

5 m long. If the distance is shorter, then the work surface will be insufficient. If the distance is longer, then too much walking will be involved, making the whole process slow and exhausting. Avoid circulation through the triangle – especially between the sink and cooker. 8 m so as to limit the distance of carrying heavy pots, filled with liquid, between the two. From this will be seen that the small, relatively compact, kitchen is easier to work in than the traditional large farmhouse kitchen.

2 m high. This can take the form of a back to counter unit with a shelf on top or storage cupboards of this height facing the dining area (see above). This device screens the kitchen counters when seated at table, and hides the inevitable mess created when serving up a meal. The luxury kitchen At the top of the market, the kitchen becomes a status symbol which can cost anything from £70–500,000 equipped perhaps with a range cooker, larger and more expensive than a Mercedes-Benz SLK car. This type of kitchen may have vast refrigerators and ice machines from the USA, fan refrigerators which are better at circulating air, wine coolers, and even a separate cold room reminiscent of the north-facing larders of old country houses.

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