I was never a fan of the architectural hood until a few years ago…I have always preferred the sleeker and understated look but in my region, traditional style still is the norm so I have learned to embrace “Wowzer” hoods. So often the ventilation is left to be the last decision by designers and builders alike and often this is an important design element. And always, it is an important functional element in a kitchen!
It is one of my pet peeves when a builder refuses to address the venting in a kitchen and worse, when an architect does not plan well. I do not think you can design a house as an architect without knowing how the kitchen will be ventilated and the path it will take. I.E. the length of duct runs, where the duct terminates, and the size of duct. All these elements are critical to the successful execution of the installation.
But on to the pictures!! Here are a few that are exceptional! I searched around looking for other identified pix of great hoods but was hard to find..so if you have some other great pictures of hoods you have either designed or seen, please share with me and I will post them here!
This is one of our projects. This hood makes an architectural statement in this kitchen yet is relatively understated. It is manufactured by Francois and Company.
I have just completed a job with a Handcrafted Metals hood. Not the greatest photo from my blueberry phone but you get the idea! More pix to follow on this great remodel!