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Saturday, October 31, 2020

‘Global Kitchen’ by Cosentino

Eduardo Prieto

Because of its ties with fire, the kitchen was the heart of the traditional house. Later the kitchen was hidden away, a commoner in the bourgeois or aristocratic house. The moderns brought back the kitchen as a compact and efficient machine, and pop culture connected it to the living room area, leading to the open solutions common nowadays. The kitchen is a symbol of the evolution of architecture and societies, so the future is expected to bring new concepts of this important domestic space.

It is to present some of the keys to understanding the contemporary kitchen that a major firm with expertise on the subject, Cosentino, has published Global Kitchen. La cocina doméstica en la era de la globalización, a stimulating book with a foreword by the designer Juli Capella and interviews with seventeen international specialists who give their views on the home kitchen of the future. It comes with the results of a survey carried out with over 800 professionals of kitchen and bathroom stores in eight countries, whose opinions bear valuable information on current tendencies. Global Kitchen complements another interesting, previous publishing project of Cosentino, A 90 cm sobre el suelo, already required reading in the sector of the traditional kitchen.

Global Kitchen. La cocina doméstica en la era de la globalización
Cosentino, Almería, 2017
196 pages

Dossier Global Kitchen

AV Monografías 226 - SOU FUJIMOTO AV Monographs
analyzes in each issue a theme related to a city, a country, a tendency or an architect, with articles by leading specialists complemented by commentary on works and projects illustrated in detail. Published bilingually, with Spanish and English texts placed side by side.
Arquitectura Viva 228 - JOSÉ MARÍA SÁNCHEZ Arquitectura Viva
covers current topics, taking stock of recent trends in set sections: cover story, works and projects, art and culture, books, technique and innovation. From 2013 on, monthly and bilingual, with Spanish and English texts printed side by side.
AV Proyectos 100 - MAD ARCHITECTS AV Proyectos
is the third member of the AV family: a bilingual publication essentially focussed on design projects (with special attention on competitions and construction details), heretofore only laterally dealt with in the other two magazines.
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