Novy ArchiTalks

Your dream kitchen: how does an architect start the process of designing it?

Find out in our "Architalks": a short series in which three architects tell us more about their visions on kitchen design. Where do they find inspiration, how do they proceed, which materials do they use and why do they make certain choices.

Three architects with completely different approaches show us one of their favourite projects, in which they finished the kitchen layout with a NOVY cooker hood perfectly in tune with the proposed design.

Curious as to how they do it? Meet them here.

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"The perfect marriage between romantic and minimalist design"

The interior architect, Judith van Mourik, effortlessly combines traditional materials and contemporary trends in her own kitchen and her design projects. Watch this video to gain an insight into the mindset and kitchen of this talented Rotterdam based interior architect and stylist.

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"Clearly audible conversations alongside a noiseless cooker hood”

Koen Pauwels and Wim Van der Vurst, the founders of ISM, want their projects to touch and surprise people. In this project in Hasselt, they designed a carefully considered interior, including a kitchen acting as the central hub for a new blended family.

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"A cooker hood which contributes to an energy efficient home?"

As in this project, for example, in which the architect, Kristof De Lange, combined the narrative of a former automotive paint factory with an industrial style, energy efficient home. He designed this striking project in Sint-Niklaas with both the environment and the building’s history in mind.

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"The perfect marriage between romantic and minimalist design"

A combination of soft and hard materials, new and traditional elements, a decorative or more refined style? Dutch interior architect, Judith van Mourik, loves contrast. The kitchen in her own house in Rotterdam is a typical example of the industrial trend based on rigid lines, polished steel and discreetly integrated NOVY appliances. The robust look, combined with frivolous accents, creates an idiosyncratic and eclectic result.

Induction cooking is on the up and up. It is the cooking of the future as far as Judith van Mourik is concerned. Novy Panorama

is a definite hit for those who favour subtle design in quiet surroundings, because silent operation is a special feature of this smart worktop extraction system. Interior architect, Judith van Mourik, opted for worktop extraction because she likes

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  • USP Architalk#1 uninterrupted spatial perception

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"Clearly audible conversations alongside a noiseless cooker hood”

It is nowadays difficult to imagine an interior without an open-plan kitchen. They are central meeting places, where the whole family comes together to cook, live and relax. For Koen Pauwels and Wim Van der Vurst of i.s.m.architecten, the kitchen is a world in itself, and the installed appliances are also an integral part. Their favourite is the NOVY Pureline, a versatile range of discreet ceiling cooker hoods that help define the design with their quiet and invisible power.

The Pureline is therefore not only an effective cooker hood. It’s also a handy light source and mood maker. The combination of aesthetics with comfort make it indispensable in the kitchen.

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  • USP Architalk#2 a refined design
  • USP Architalk#2 the wide range of possibilities
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"A cooker hood which contributes to an energy efficient home?"

Low energy living is getting more popular. When looking at the long list of advantages, this shouldn’t come as a surprise. Because we like to deal with the environment in a sustainable manner, we put a lot of effort into making our home airtight and energy efficient. A cooker hood with recirculation mode may serve this purpose. Architect Kristof De Lange often opts for a recirculation hood in the kitchen. Unlike a traditional appliance it sends the warm, purified air back into the room, without unnecessary exhaust to the air outside.

Architect Kristof De Lange selected a decorative island hood, Mood 7550, because he loves:

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  • USP Architalk#3 the combination of design and ambience
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  • USP Architalk#3 an industrial look