Our new favorite blog Moon to Moon has a swell house tour of the lightly renovated 450 square foot apartment of architect Lukáš Kordík of GutGut architects. The major takeaway for us, aside from the pleasingly UNconstructed feel of the space, is Kordík’s use of laminate. First there’s the stylish turquoise kitchen cabinet with oven and storage built in; it acts as a piece of furniture unto itself and gives a sparkly hit of color. We especially like the notched out “handles”. Second, is the free-standing open-shelving that holds a kitchen’s worth of stuff. It looks like its made from Baltic birch plywood —which shows the many layers of ply on its edge—or a hardwood that is faced with black laminate.
Using wood, instead of MDF or particle board, makes for really sturdy storage that will hold up over time, and gives the shelving a lighter, more organic feel. And the open shelving includes horizontal bars for hanging utensils and pots.