03 Sep 6 Strikingly Unique Bathrooms
These are some of the coolest bathroom designs we have seen. From small details to totally unique from the ground up. Enjoy:
A designer carved out this domestic oasis in Mexico City. The master bath is lined from floor to walls in silvery gray marble. An Almond bathtub by Porcelanosa is accented by a tub filler from Hansgrohe; the room looks out to a private garden.
Photo by Grant Harder
A couple got their hands dirty in Brooklyn by rehabilitating a 19th-century tenement to reveal decades of layers and scores of possibilities. In the upper-level bathroom, richly-hued azure tiles painstakingly fired by the client cover the walls and ceiling.
Photo by Paul Barbera
Pieter Weijnen’s brand of maritime modernism brings a touch of magic to Amsterdam’s Steigereiland, where the architect built his family’s home. Inhabiting one of the development’s narrow plots, the house harkens back to the area’s nautical roots with a suspended shiplike story, visible from the street. The master bath, by Laufen, is sunk into the floor to maintain a feeling of space.
Photo by Hertha Hurnaus
This Connecticut home with a notable architectural legacy got an expansive update for a family of six. Breakfast Woodworks created this custom teak vanity in the master bathroom.
Photo by Mark Mahaney
George Nakashima’s sublime Japanese-style bathroom endures at his rural estate. Its sunken bathtub mimics the shape of a swimming pool on the grounds. His daughter, Mira Nakashima, took over the studio after his death and now lives and works on the property. “A Japanese garden often has a central pond derived from the character for ‘heart’ or ‘spirit,’ and this may be an abstraction of that character,” she says of the tub’s sculptural form.
Architect José Andrade Rocha recognized the beauty hidden in a historic flat during its renovation. White tiles — hydraulic ones on the floor and “biselado” (meaning “beveled”) ones on the walls — make for a very tranquil bathroom.