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30 Open Bathrooms: Incorporating Breeze and Nature in Private Space

30 Open Bathrooms: Incorporating Breeze and Nature in Private Space
30 Open Bathrooms: Incorporating Breeze and Nature in Private Space, Forest View House / Sinichi Ogawa & Associates. Image © Shinichi Ogawa & Associates
Forest View House / Sinichi Ogawa & Associates. Image © Shinichi Ogawa & Associates

The private space is usually associated with hiding what goes on inside, allowing people to have certain moments of intimacy. Habitually, bathrooms have been designed for this purpose, reducing openings to a minimum or — sometimes — eliminating them completely.

However, being such an important space within a building, bathrooms have become an object of new exploration for architects. By blurring the limits of privacy — without losing it completely — these spaces are open to the outdoors, allowing the breeze to enter. How does this new experience feel? Check out 30 open bathrooms that play with the feeling of exhibitionism, without fully revealing what is happening inside.

© Sean Fennessy © Luis Gordoa © Shannon McGrath TreeVilla at Forest Hills / Architecture BRIO. Image © Photographix + 37

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Cite: Materials. "30 Open Bathrooms: Incorporating Breeze and Nature in Private Space" 16 Mar 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/913090/30-open-bathrooms-incorporating-breeze-and-nature-in-private-space/> ISSN 0719-8884

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