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6 project interiors that empower experiences with coloured ...

James Wormald

24.09.2021

Colour and light are two hugely influential tools when sculpting interior space. They bring function and positivity to environments without adding physical clutter.

Immerse yourself with Alape

Brand story

Markus Hieke

22.09.2021

For 125 years, German brand Alape has been perfecting the visual as well as haptic experience of washbasins and washstands made of glazed steel.

A look back ahead: Dornbracht

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Barbara Jahn-Rösel

18.06.2021

The sculptural new CYO concept from Dornbracht makes a confident graphic statement in contemporary and classic bathrooms alike...

The Esperanto of design languages: HEWI universal design

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Norbert Philipp

01.06.2021

HEWI creates bathrooms for every phase of life – in a design language that everyone can understand.

Clean sheet: Morbern Europe

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James Wormald

27.05.2021

Originally developed for the healthcare sector, Morbern Europe’s sustainably produced fabrics today have a far wider range of applications, namely ‘upholstery solutions for the new normal’.

The lab of luxury: AXOR

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Markus Hieke

25.05.2021

In collaboration with The Future Laboratory, German bathroom fittings specialist AXOR has been exploring future trends in urban living, as well as where luxury fits into the picture.

Back to the source: new spa and bathing facilities

Peter Smisek

19.05.2021

With a gradual easing of lockdown restrictions, wellness facilities might soon be inviting people back into the water again – among them, our nature-embracing selection from across Europe.

Architonic Story: AXOR One

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Architonic

06.05.2021

Radically innovative: Using Select Technology and a new mode of interaction, AXOR One reinvents familiar archetypes for greater clarity, enhanced function and superior control in the bathroom.

Some like it hot: SPA Deluxe

Barbara Jahn-Rösel

06.05.2021

As more and more saunas move from the basement into the great outdoors, German wellness specialist SPA Deluxe is the expert guide on this hot new garden trend.

Two in One: AXOR

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Markus Hieke

29.04.2021

Celebrated design duo Barber Osgerby have extended their archetypal AXOR One family of bathroom fittings. Discover their new products here...

Pioneering perfection: AXOR

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Markus Hieke

29.04.2021

For nearly three decades, AXOR has stood for perfect form and high levels of precision and quality – all created in collaboration with some of the world’s most sought-after designers.

Compact Luxury: AXOR

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Markus Hieke

29.04.2021

Compact Luxury by AXOR answers the question of how to fit luxury into an increasingly compact and urbanised world. Find out more by downloading the Compact Luxury whitepaper...

So superficial: ISKU’s antimicrobial solutions

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Emma Moore

22.04.2021

Know what ‘active hygiene’ is? We didn’t until 90-year-old Finnish furniture company ISKU invited us to find out…

Walk this way: Atlas Concorde

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James Wormald

21.04.2021

Flooring can be a key tool in visually connecting interiors with outdoor spaces, providing a seamless image. Atlas Concorde shows how.

Architonic Story: Unidrain

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Architonic

13.04.2021

In the minimalist new spa of the recently refurbished Hotel Fjordgaarden in Ringkøbing, Denmark, Unidrain’s HighLine Custom drain completes the scene, by not being seen. Watch the video to find out more.

Architonic Story: MBM

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Architonic

30.03.2021

German brand MBM (Münchener Boulevard Möbel) do it all. Their design, development, production and marketing departments all sit under one roof, unlike their broad range of sustainable outdoor furniture.

Bath to the future: Villeroy & Boch

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Mareile Morawietz

30.03.2021

Villeroy & Boch’s new collections provide greater planning freedom, allowing for the transformation of functional bathrooms into future-oriented, wellness spaces.

Architonic Story: Ceramiche Keope

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Architonic

24.03.2021

Inspired by luxury European villas of the early 20th century, Italian ceramics specialist Ceramiche Keope presents its reminiscently atmospheric 9Cento collection, with six marble varieties that hark back to the period. Watch to learn more.

It's elementary: new outdoor furniture from Pedrali

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Simon Keane-Cowell

08.03.2021

Strong on robustness and comfort, light on optics, new PEDRALI seating for the elements by Patrick Jouin and CMP Design provide flexible content for outdoor contract settings.

Making waves: ISH DIGITAL 2021

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Julia Hauch

05.03.2021

In 2021, the world's largest trade fair for water, heating and air conditioning, ISH, focuses on the innovative technologies that will shape the bathrooms of the future – and this year, for the first time, in digital form.

All smiles: dental practices with bite

Alun Lennon

24.02.2021

Meet the architects and interiors specialists giving dental patients something to smile about.

Picture of health: new medical-facility design

Peter Smisek

24.02.2021

Can architecture help heal the body and mind? These projects take a holistic approach to the patient experience.

Smoothing the way: Atlas Concorde

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Alyn Griffiths

08.12.2020

White Italian marble was Michelangelo’s material of choice, so no doubt he would have approved of ATLAS CONCORDE's new Marvel Shine tile collection with its comprehensive range of formats and finishes.

Marble in the blood: Atlas Concorde

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Alyn Griffiths

08.12.2020

In order to capture the soul of marble for its new collection, ATLAS CONCORDE visited the town of Pietrasanta to collaborate with Savema – a company with marble in its veins.

Architonic Story: Geberit

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Architonic

26.11.2020

The comprehensive new GEBERIT ONE system means you no longer have to compromise when it comes to bathroom design and bathroom function. How so? Watch the video to find out...

Built for the future: HI-MACS®

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Peter Smisek

26.11.2020

It has never been more important to pay attention to the sustainable credentials of the materials we use in our buildings – and companies such as LG Hausys, manufacturer of HI-MACS®, are leading the way.

Finishing touch: GEBERIT

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Mareile Morawietz

20.11.2020

Just because a sanitary area is in a highly frequented space like an airport or shopping mall, doesn’t mean good design needs to be sacrificed – and with GEBERIT’s hands-free systems, it isn’t.

Small wonder: Cayonoplan Multispace from Kaldewei

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Gerrit Terstiege

22.10.2020

KALDEWEI has created the first DIN Certco-certified shower area, up to 60% of which can be used as floor space – a revolution in small bathroom design.

Fits like a glove: Minotti

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.