Architecture & Design Castro Kamimoto AMCK

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Carnisselande area Sketch of the planning process


In the last ten years, as a result of the implementation of the Fifth National Policy on Spatial Planning, Barendrecht has doubled its population, although some of the original farms have being conserved, and the village accounts with an historic centre, the originally agrarian area with low density has changed. Most of its new residents are from Rotterdam (70%). The expansion area of Carnisselande has experienced an intense process of residential construction. Carnisseland has achieved positive results in economical, social, environmental, and cultural aspects.

Published in Spatial Planning

This project was proposed to the Contest organized by the construction materials business group Porcelanosa, aimed to promote the creativity while using “LÁntique Colonial” mosaics line.

It was a challenge to design a wet area without neglecting the functional and practical aspects and emphasizing the aesthetics. This composition of different planes intended to be a volumetric catalog differenced by the proportion but unified by a horizontal grid defined by a gold unifying colour.
The inferior part of the design welcomes the user and consists in cylinders developed by a conventional system of brick and concrete blocks.  The upper part of the design is dedicated to contain the necessary elements for the bathing function (shower and lamps) and it is formed by a wood structure covered by a porous surface able to receive the adhesive cement.

The colours, textures and forms chosen reflect our personality and mood. Being able to recognize the objects of everyday life causes a rewarding experience that fills us with a positive energy. The patchwork of LÁntic Colonial vitreos offers several forms, colours, textures, and sizes that allows to capture those unique and personal designs that we yearn for.

A composition impregnated with a playful tone is proposed in colourful grids. The horizontal grid continues the composition; it starts in the floor with the wide and short cylinders and finishes up to the tall and thin cylinders of the upper part.
The proposal of a composition of cylinders forms with different proportions and sizes allows to appreciate the versatility of placement and the utility of the products while serves to show the colours and texture available.












Published in Other Work

The veenered quartz in brilliant black wall contrast with the furniture in orange melamine with polished finish. The horizontal modules of the washing area are complemented with cristal modules. The oven area has a vertical approach and its anexed. The solid island in white quartz 6cm. with contains the cooking area and its enhanced with a round extractor.

La pared enchapada en cuarzo negro brillante hace resaltar el mobiliario de melamina naranja con acabado brillante. Los modulos horizontales del area de lavado se complementan con modulos de cristal. El area de los hornos tiene un planteamiento verticaly esta anexada. La maciza isla en cuarzo blanco de 6 cm. de espesor, contiene el espacio de cocción el cual es resaltado con una campana de forma circular.


Published in Kitchen Design