Profiles

    Year

      Results: 45

      Fits like a glove: Minotti

      Brand story

      Dominic Lutyens

      15.09.2020

      For the 2020 Collection, MINOTTI is bringing to the fore its fine eye for detail and unconventional manufacturing methods such as sewing techniques borrowed from the world of haute couture.

      More than the sum of their parts: Minotti

      Brand story

      Dominic Lutyens

      15.09.2020

      For a few years now, premium Italian manufacturer MINOTTI has been working with some of the world's best designers, combining cultural diversity with their own design DNA. A fruitful strategy, as the 2020 Collection proves.

      Hands off: GROHE

      Brand story

      Mareile Morawietz

      28.08.2020

      In public spaces in particular, GROHE sensor-activated taps make an invaluable contribution to hygiene – without compromising on aesthetics.

      The untouchables: Grohe

      Brand story

      Mareile Morawietz

      25.08.2020

      Thanks to GROHE's technologically advanced contactless faucets, no one need worry about getting their hands dirty while washing them.

      Can't touch this! GROHE

      Brand story

      Mareile Morawietz

      25.08.2020

      These days, It’s no exaggeration to say that washing your hands can save lives, and the hands-free fittings from innovative bathroom manufacturer GROHE are the perfect hygienic solution.

      Outdoors, inner peace: SPA Deluxe

      Brand story

      Julia Hauch

      20.08.2020

      In the era of social-distancing, a personal wellness space at home makes more sense than ever. With its outdoor whirlpools and swimming spas, SPA Deluxe is making it possible.

      Move over, Monet: OASE

      Brand story

      Gerrit Terstiege

      13.07.2020

      If ever we needed a life-affirming relationship with nature, it's now. With its series of ponds and natural pools for swimming that fit seamlessly into garden design schemes, German aquatic-environment specialists OASE are inviting us to jump in.

      Impressive counterpoint: Duravit Viu and XViu

      Brand story

      Katharina Sommer

      08.07.2020

      The DURAVIT bathroom series Viu and XViu combine soft, organic forms and precise geometry, achieving a post-industrial elegance of striking contrasts.

      All you need is Luv: Duravit Luv

      Brand story

      Katharina Sommer

      08.07.2020

      The soft yet clear design vocabulary of Cecilie Manz’s series Luv for DURAVIT brings the above-counter basin and finest Scandinavian purism to the bathroom.

      Because I'm Happy: Duravit

      Brand story

      Katharina Sommer

      08.07.2020

      DURAVIT’s series Happy D.2 Plus is now available in two technologically and formally innovative versions. As if those people who spend too much time in the bathroom needed more encouragement!

      apn Clean Industry – Room Acoustics & Hygiene

      apn acoustic solutions

      18.06.2020

      Acoustic solutions for industries where high hygiene standards are required. Dirt-repellent, antibacterial, impact-resistant and easy to clean.

      Give pee a chance: save! from Laufen

      Brand story

      Simon Keane-Cowell

      03.06.2020

      When it comes to innovation, Swiss bathroom specialists LAUFEN aren't for taking things sitting down. Except, of course, if it's their game-changing save! separation toilet...

      Kengo Kuma takes a seat

      Brand story

      Simon Keane-Cowell

      29.05.2020

      'Furniture is often more important in our lives than architecture,' says the celebrated Japanese architect, as he discusses his long-term collaboration with Japanese producer TIME & STYLE.

      Pooling resources: 4 private pools to dive for

      Alun Lennon

      20.05.2020

      Compared to their back-garden predecessors, contemporary private pools are becoming architecturally integrated, space-defining elements. Come on in. The water’s great!

      All well and good: new health-spa design

      Peter Smisek

      20.05.2020

      There’s more to wellness than warm pools and hot-stone massages – the spa experience can be significantly enhanced via considered architectural choices when it comes to materiality, colour and context.

      APN: Room Acoustic Products in Healthcare

      apn acoustic solutions

      12.05.2020

      Specifically designed acoustic products for special requirements in health services. Dirt-repellent, antibacterial, impact-resistant and easy to clean.

      All whirlpools are not the same: Jacuzzi®

      Brand story

      Alyn Griffiths

      07.05.2020

      There’s a reason why global wellness brand Jacuzzi® has long gone from proper noun to the generic term for a whirlpool experience: superlative design and innovation.

      Tough love: Glamora

      Brand story

      Dominic Lutyens

      09.04.2020

      So that their captivating designs can also be enjoyed in bathrooms and spa areas, GLAMORA has developed the robust yet beautiful waterproof material GlamFusion.

      Welcome to the jungle: Glamora

      Brand story

      Dominic Lutyens

      09.04.2020

      For the Hotel Meliá Plaza in Valencia, architectural office Boconni Projects created an immersive, exotic parallel universe with design wallpaper by Italian manufacturer GLAMORA.

      Expanding horizons: Glamora

      Brand story

      Dominic Lutyens

      09.04.2020

      The impressive motifs and patterns of GLAMORA design wallpapers lend every project their own unique and extraordinary character.

      Room for manoeuvre: barrier-free bathrooms from KALDEWEI

      Brand story

      Barbara Jahn-Rösel

      17.03.2020

      German bathroom manufacturer KALDEWEI has comprehensively engaged with the topic of accessibility and developed some clever solutions for the more challenging floor plan.

      Check in, get naked: the destination hotel bathroom

      Peter Smisek

      04.03.2020

      When it comes to hotel bathrooms, designers are increasingly blurring the lines between where the bedroom ends and the bathroom starts – resulting in a richer, more joined-up experience for the user. 

      The best medicine: new healthcare architecture

      Peter Smisek

      19.02.2020

      The capacity of architecture to influence wellbeing finds perhaps its greatest utility in the area of healthcare, where thoughtful, empathetic design choices can have a profoundly positive effect on patients – and health professionals, too.

      Mouthwatering: FRANKE Water Systems

      Brand story

      Barbara Jahn-Rösel

      09.01.2020

      With innovative, durable and attractive sanitary solutions, FRANKE WATER SYSTEMS has established itself as a reliable partner for projects in both the public and commercial sectors.

      Perfect synthesis: GROHE Grandera

      Brand story

      Dominic Lutyens

      11.12.2019

      With its Grandera collection of subtly decorated fittings, GROHE blends seemingly conflicting elements from the ornamental era of Art Nouveau with the straight lines of Modernism to create a luxurious and technologically rich product.

      Squaring the circle: GROHE Allure

      Brand story

      Dominic Lutyens

      04.11.2019

      GROHE's perfectly proportioned Allure collection of bath and shower mixers, taps and accessories is not only beautiful, it also brings with it state-of-the-art technology.

      Pool party: architecture to bathe to

      Brand story

      Peter Smisek

      07.08.2019

      Summer time, and the livin’ is easy. Architects flex their athletic creativity in the pursuit of the perfect pool house.

      It's only natural: new spa projects

      Peter Smisek

      03.07.2019

      Naked bodies call for natural materials, as an international survey of the latest spa projects demonstrates.

      Are you getting your greens?: Agrilution Plantcube

      Brand story

      Gerrit Terstiege

      20.06.2019

      Munich-based start-up Agrilution brings agtech to the home with its Plantcube – an innovative, new architecturally integrated or freestanding unit for smart edible-plant cultivation.

      Head to toe: new healthcare clinics

      Peter Smisek

      22.05.2019

      Taking the pulse on new health clinics demonstrates a further move toward designing facilities that holistically support patients’ wellbeing.

      Old, not obsolete: new care homes

      Peter Smisek

      18.10.2018

      As the number of relatively healthy older adults entering their golden years increases, architects are responding to their needs, designing care homes that offer residents more self-sufficiency and ways to stay active.

      Build me up: Perkins+Will talk health

      Jaime Heather Schwartz

      18.10.2018

      The interdisciplinary architecture and design firm Perkins+Will is pioneering holistic health initiatives, building spaces that promote wellness for individuals and communities at large.

      Pumped: gyms that flex their design muscle

      Dominic Lutyens

      21.08.2018

      Fitness studios around the globe are going for the architectural burn.

      Say Cheese: 5 dental practices with bite

      Simon Keane-Cowell

      06.03.2018

      If you want a stable career, become a dentist. People will always have teeth. And if you want a reliable flow of work as an architect, you could do worse than to design dental practices. Here's a short international survey of five rather toothy new

      Water Works: Claesson Koivisto Rune

      Madeline Bouton

      07.07.2017

      Ola Rune of Swedish multidisciplinary practice Claesson Koivisto Rune talks wellness architecture, designing a sensory experience, and what he does to be kind to his body.

      A Bigger Splash: New Wellness Architecture

      Simon Keane-Cowell

      05.07.2017

      Architects engage the senses in a series of pools, spas and bathhouses, designed to bring the body back to the here and now. 

      Heal Thyself: new healthcare architecture

      Dominic Lutyens

      16.06.2017

      As hospitals embrace a more patient-centred approach, so do their architects, giving rise to curative spaces that dovetail stress-free wayfinding with a proximity to nature.

      No Interruptions: Bette

      Brand story

      Katharina Sommer

      26.10.2016

      A new, highly considered colour collection marks the tenth anniversary of the launch of bathroom specialists BETTE's game-changing BetteFloor shower-area.

      Uncharted Waters: Falper maps the future of bathroom design

      Brand story

      Alyn Griffiths

      05.10.2016

      Combine a keen dialogue with social trends with a commitment to innovation in materials and technologies, and a successful collaboration with the world’s foremost designers, and you get trend-establishing Italian bathroom brand FALPER.

      Dornbracht: The bathroom is taking on new life

      Brand story

      Katharina Sommer

      07.07.2016

      For over 60 years, German fittings manufacturer DORNBRACHT has worked on transforming the bathroom from a functional room to a locus of ritual.

      Water Works

      Brand story

      Johannes Hünig

      28.09.2015

      The days of the bathroom as mere utilitarian space for one’s ablutions are long gone. Bathrooms nowadays perform a range of functions, from restorative retreat to wellness-based room for ritual. DORNBRACHT’s expressive yet rational CL. 1 series

      A Bigger Splash

      Dominic Lutyens

      21.07.2015

      Outdoor swimming is experiencing a watery renaissance, with a raft of noteworthy projects allowing bathers to do it the natural way, even in the most urban of contexts. Come on in. The water’s great.

      In Rude Health: new wellness projects

      Simon Keane-Cowell

      25.02.2015

      The word itself may have been coined relatively recently, but the ritual of 'wellness' – as a means of rejuvenating mind and body – has a long and healthy tradition. This hasn't, as a number of recent projects demonstrate, stopped a bevy of

      Taking the Waters: born-again spa and wellness architecture

      Simon Keane-Cowell

      05.03.2013

      The spring of architectural creativity is in full flow, with a number of offices internationally adding value to the age-old practice of therapeutic bathing. Here's our selection of the best of the latest spa and wellness architecture. Go ahead. The

      Support Structures: architecture's role in the healing ...

      Alyn Griffiths

      28.01.2011

      Good architecture creates environments that are, among other things, enjoyable to spend time in and practical to use, and in no scenario is this more important than the provision of treatment or support for those dealing with illness or trauma.