In order to make kitchen fronts, though, François needed a nobler type of wood, not those everyday throwaway multiplex boards. So, he chose a rich birch triplex and used it as the top material on saw tables for weeks. Only when their groove patterns were sufficiently graphic did François’s carpenter use the boards to make the upper and lower cabinet fronts, which serve as graphic baseboards and friezes in this iconic kitchen.
The Muller van Severen designer duo's work revolves in essence around the spatial interaction between object and architecture.
If architecture were a kind of Tetris, Cubyc would be the champion. The architecture firm from Bruges assembled a villa in Keerbergen as if it were a stack of beams and blocks. Cubyc deftly builds tension: as you drive up to the house, you notice that the front is totally closed. Only a black garage space and a faceted window above the front door have been surgically cut out of the mysterious white volume.