Outdoor Kitchen

This prototype for this outdoor kitchen is abstracted from the traditional Japanese country kitchen, in which cooking, dining and sociable interaction are seamlessly combined.

Three modules stack for transport, yoked under the carrying beam, and for dining they are separated and from the beam is suspended a kettle, cooking pots, or foods for drying and warming. A steel firebox isolated by heat sinks nestles within a cedar frame constructed using traditional joinery techniques that rely on wedges, friction and precise carpentry; no fasteners, adhesives nor any other connection methods are employed. Custom made ceramic dishes and utensils complete the system, envisioned as a self-contained outdoor dining experience.