Kettal is no stranger to the outdoors and what better time to highlight one of it’s innovations than right now. It’s hot and we’re all thinking of spending time outdoors – how to arrange the chairs, sofas, tables, deckchairs, accessories and of course pavilions…
Here we take a look at Kettal Studio’s PH1 – the new series of pavilions which brings order, form and structure to outdoor areas. Of course it is designed to provide shelter: to shade and cool or protect from the rain and wind but the architecture now has minimal structure, not only for aesthetic reasons, but also to create open spaces that flow freely into each other by means of light, transparency and lightness of structure.
The system is now able to adapt more efficiently to different uses and environments: landscapes, architecture, urban environment, maritime, mountain, and so on.
The concept is characterized by essentialist simplicity and the expressive sincerity of its structural elements. You might say it’s a skin and bone structure, with its aluminum frame that can be teamed with any of the over forty covers that define indoor and outdoor spaces.
Clients can configure their own living space, a selection that will respond to the nature of the space and the people that live in it.
More so, the freedom of the Kettal Pavilions project is also transferred to indoor facilities: as with something as important and grounded in tradition as food. The kitchen conveys a sensation of homeliness, while also being a place that combines the actions of cooking, eating and coming together.
This is why Kettal decided to add this kitchen module to the system. Its shape is characterized by simplicity and the expressive honesty of its structural elements. Its metal covering also provides the structure for the kitchen, and different panels in a variety of finishes and materials can be attached to it.
The movable panels can be closed completely, to protect all the fittings from inclement weather, and opened completely only when required for use. The movable panels become work areas for cooking. The connections to mains water and electricity can be fitted at the bottom, in the case of an island, or at the back, when it functions as a wall.
Internally it is fitted with water (drain and water heater) and electricity connections. Components can include ceramic hob, barbecue, fridge and even a wine cabinet. It also includes storage for kitchen utensils. Accessories like an optional auxiliary trolley, which serves as a support table when working in the kitchen but also for transporting and storing tableware, such as bottles and plates…
Sitting outdoors has never felt more structured and more homey.