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An Architect’s Guide To: Bathtubs and Showers

Dive into the world of bathtubs and showers.

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As everyday objects that are integral to daily life, bathtubs and showers can often be taken for granted as design objects. However, when well detailed, they serve as vital daily oases for respite and relaxation, and thus warrant very careful selection. This week, we set out to discover all of the key elements to consider, when integrating bathtubs and showers into your architectural designs.

Primer

How to Specify: Bathtubs and Showers

“To uncover all the key considerations for integrating bathtubs and showers into your next design, we spoke with Jeremy Cressman and Kimberly Versaw of Lixil Water Technology Americas. Today, Lixil oversees a portfolio of renowned bathroom brands including American StandardGrohe and DXV. With bathtubs and showers, “we like to start working with an architect as early on as possible,” Cressman said. However, in reality, the timeline that unfolds depends on the typology of the project at hand.”” Check out the full story here.

Inspiration

ONE+ by Add A Room; Shower by Vola and Superwood

Architecture Outdoors: Designing the Perfect Exterior Shower

“ONE+ is a prefab home made by Scandinavian carpenters in Sweden. Formed as one piece, the standard unit can include “spa” features that combine living space with a deck, sauna and outdoor shower. Made to be organized in multiple ways, the small footprint can be built with various functions: a kitchen space to cook, a bedroom space to rest, and living units to relax and unwind.” Check out the full story here.

Otaku by Tal Engel

Making a Splash: 8 Extraordinary Freestanding Bathtubs

“In a clever reversal, Israel designer Tal Engel employed ancient boat-building techniques to hold water inside this woven vessel. “By crossing the two disciplines [boating and bathing], I have discovered a certain analogy between the idea of sitting in a bath and sailing on a boat, both practically and emotionally,” Engel explained. The bathtub is constructed of steam-bent strips of white ash, a highly flexible and rot-resistant wood, which have been treated with a waterproofing resin. This wooden shell weighs only 33 pounds and is supported by slender, powder-coated steel frame.” Check out the full story here.


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