AxD Architecture - Philadelphia - NOURISHING our bodies
NOURISHING our bodies

Family Bar island


It's unusual for an owner to fully embrace the centrality of food in family life. This kitchen with full‐family eating bar is literally at the center of the house – celebrating the preparation and sharing of food as an essential daily family experience.

NOURISHING our bodies

Flexible Cooking/Dining


The development of effective cooktop ventilation and concealed appliances has enabled a sharing of family experience – with cooking, clean‐up and work or school activities occurring in close proximity.

Sanctuary in Center City - Philadelphia AxD Architecture
AxD Architecture - Philadelphia - NOURISHING our bodies
NOURISHING our bodies

Integral Kitchen


For this Adirondack camp‐inspired home we were able to integrate the beamed structure and natural cherry wood finishes of the house into the cabinetry of the kitchen and island eating‐bar – creating a unity of effect.

NOURISHING our bodies

Varied Hosting


Despite its casual appearance, this kitchen was designed to provide direct service, effortlessly, to both an eating bar and a formal dining table, either concurrently or as stages during an event.

AxD Architecture - Philadelphia - NOURISHING our bodies

NOURISHING OUR BODIES

PROJECT:(various)LOCATION:(various)ARCHITECT:Always by Design; Ed Barnhart, AIA