Bathroom from the architect – seven inspiring designs

Bathroom from the architect – seven inspiring designs

Designing a bathroom is not an easy task – the interior must be both nice and functional. Here’s how architects dealt with it. Lots of inspiration!

There are spaces whose design is definitely better left to a specialist, and at the top of this list is the bathroom. An architect or interior designer will solve problems related to the ergonomics of the interior, take care of the technical side, and package the whole thing attractively. This is an investment for years, so it is worth ensuring a functional design. We present seven bathrooms from Poland, Canada, the Netherlands and Great Britain.

Amsterdam: Japanese bathtub overlooking the canal

In the attic of an old house in Amsterdam there is a large relaxation zone – the main bedroom is separated from the bathroom by a mirrored shape, in which the architects from the i29 studio have hidden a staircase, a shower and a toilet. Mirrors are two-way! While taking a shower or sitting in the temple of reflection, you are invisible from the outside, but you can admire everything around you, e.g. ducks swimming on the canal.

Behind the mirrored cubicle there is a traditional Japanese bathtub and a free-standing, matching washbasin, both made of wood.

Who would have thought that not long ago this house was a complete ruin? The building, located on the canal near the Amstelveld (a square in the center of Amsterdam), was built in 1675. When its owners contacted architects, its glory days were long behind it. Today, all new, clearly designed elements blend into the historical structure of the 17th-century house.

Poland, far from the city: a bathroom designed by an architect – in the Zen style

There are several bathrooms in the house designed by Studio Organic. The one we present is the hosts’ bathing salon. The large space, although open, has been divided into clear zones – relaxation with a bathtub next to the window, a shower behind a partial wall and a hygiene zone with washbasins and a toilet.

What attracts attention here is the built-in toilet, which is integrated into a full-width cabinet with recessed washbasins. This procedure is both practical and aesthetic. The suspended toilet, even though it is visible, is not conspicuous.

The whole thing is arranged in a Far Eastern atmosphere – the light glides over the rough textures of natural materials and draws shadows on the structural plaster. Simplicity, harmonious colors taken from nature, relationships between individual objects, organic shapes – all this indicates inspiration from the aesthetics of Japan. There is even a characteristic Japanese piece of furniture, a stool in the shape of a Torii gate with a curved seat. Black ceramics with a satin finish add peace and elegance to the interior.

Opole area: bathroom design with a monkey in the bath

Patrycja Śliż and Jakub Flisiak from The Wall Architecture Studio rebuilt an old house for themselves and their daughter Ali. There is a black and pink bathroom with a lamp in the shape of a monkey climbing the wall, holding a light bulb in its paw (designed by Marcantonio for the Seletti brand). Here the ceramics are also black, but shiny.

The bathroom design was developed on the principle of contrasts. In the right part, everything is black – the walls, the toilet bowl, the washbasin, the fittings, even the window frame and the ceiling. Pink appears only as a strong accent – a hanger on the radiator.

The left side is decorated in pink, but there are more contrasting elements here – a bathtub basin, a playful lamp, a shelf protruding above the bathtub casing.

The floor is a common set – the terrazzo tiles are equal in black and pink.

This arrangement was aimed not only at creating a visually original space, but also at optically enlarging it – contrary to appearances, the interior is not large. This is also helped by the use of suspended elements (under-vanity cabinet, toilet bowl) and by installing an LED strip at the base of the bathtub, which gives the impression that it is levitating a few centimeters above the floor.

London: Bathing lounge with fireplace and steam shower

This interior, although comfortable, looks modest. Basically, anyone who has a house with enough space in it could arrange such a space.

What did the architects from the XUL Architecture studio propose for this bathroom? First of all, a spacious bathroom with a free-standing bathtub under the window, a cabinet with two sinks, a dressing table with a round mirror, a rattan sofa and a fireplace. It’s not a fake, you can really get horny in it! An easier and more economical solution would be a bio-fireplace.

The walls are smooth, painted white, decorated with high moldings at the base – a simple procedure that adds elegance. The floor, lined with cement tiles, flows smoothly into the adjacent room with a walk-in shower. The cabin is large, and although it is designed at an angle, you don’t have to watch your head – there is a bay window deep inside.

There are two fittings here – a regular shower and a steam one (this is a solution that we predict will have a great career). In the comfort of your home you can feel like in a beauty salon – warm your body, cleanse your skin, prepare it for care treatments using cosmetics.

The toilet is located in a separate, locked room.

Canada: project – disco style bathroom

Architect Jean Verville is famous for his theatrical designs in which the atmosphere is determined by architectural solutions and the play of light and shadow, not decorations. In the arrangement of the presented bathroom, Verville departed from this rule and decorated the interior on a grand scale with colorful tiles.

The bathroom of the owners, lovers of art and design from the 1980s, consists of two rooms and a corridor connecting them. From the vestibule, where the walls and ceiling are painted black (the door joinery is also black) and the floor is made of terrazzo, you first enter the orange and black toilet.

The lower part of the walls and the toilet floor are covered with orange tiles with black rectangles, while the upper part of the walls and suites are covered with tiles with a black square motif with an orange border. To break the monotony, the architect added a yellow retro-style washbasin and a modern white toilet bowl with an organic shape.

Next is the bathroom with a free-standing bathtub and shower. Here, the tiles are in the same style as in the toilet, but even more diverse in terms of colors and patterns – they are decorated with circles, dots, lines and squares.

It is like the times of the Memphis group founded in 1980 by Ettore Sottsass, who questioned the main principle of modernism that form must always be subordinated to function. He and his colleagues believed that design was a phenomenon closely related to fashion and just as fleeting as fashion. Jean Verville, when designing the bathroom in the forest villa, clearly referred to the idea of ​​Memphis.

The bathroom design included, among others: tiles from the Mattonelle Margherita collection by Nathalie du Pasquier for the Mutina brand and Kast Concrete Basins washbasins, as well as a monkey-shaped lamp by Marcantonio (Seletti).

Zielona Góra: industrial chic in bathroom design

In this project, minimalism of forms meets elegance and the richness of finishing materials. The bathroom in the apartment designed by Fanajło Home Design Decor is in dark tones.

The dark black of the stone is warmed up by shiny accessories, wallpaper with a scaled leaf pattern and wood – the architect used tiles imitating oak both on the floor and on the wall with the washbasin. Lamps from the Polish brand AQForm add flavor.

Katowice: pastel bathroom equipment

The bathroom design in the apartment by the Mistovia studio is in a vintage style. Blue dominates, with pink accents – this color includes, among others: steel profiles with frosted glass (the bathroom was cut out from the bedroom and thus “catches” natural light, which improves the beauty and functionality of the interior) and joints.

There are also features typical of the 1960s and very fashionable today – a washbasin, handles in an old chest of drawers and a mirror reflecting the iconic Flowerpot hanging lamp designed by Verner Panton in 1968.

To make it less sweet, the interior design was complemented with stone – the top of the washbasin cabinet was made of it, and the wall in the shower was covered with stone-patterned tiles.

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