Alchemy Architects took on the project of renovating the home and office of their clients Will Hopkins and Mary K. Baumann. Located in the Whitney Lofts Building (formerly known as Standard Mill) in Minneapolis, Minnesota on the Mississippi Riverfront, the loft was previously a hotel kitchen as well as the turbine room within the renovated Standard Mill. The goal was to combine the designers’ white-page palette for the space with a sense of light by creating visual pathways between grand columns.
Tim Thaler of Minneapolis, Minnesota designed a retractable kitchen island that can be controlled using an iPhone. The island with a hydraulic lift sits in a utility room below. Watch the video to see how it works: