Oasi from Aran Cucine is a multifunctional, single block kitchen combining design innovation and technology in a sustainable, future-forward concept for the kitchen. Architect Stagano Boeri has designed the project to convey a relationship in which architecture intervenes as a fundamental instrument of sustainability and connection.
A living tree sits at the center of the kitchen island, branching out over the gathered families beneath, providing plentiful biophilic warmth to the design. The internal space of the device allows creating storage units useful as pantry to house appliances and an irrigation system that provides the ideal maintenance of the tree.
Meanwhile, from the island, a homeowner can carry out all stages of the food cycle – storage, washing, preparation, cooking, serving, consumption and recycling. The worktop then expands into a dining table, thanks to two sliding extensions.
The kitchen island doors are crafted from old oak of Venice reclaimed sea oak known as ‘briccole,’ while the trash compactor reduces to a minimum the amount of rubbish. There is also an area dedicated to compost for fertilizing the tree.