Nico Marques


30 Open Bathrooms: Incorporating Breeze and Nature in Private Space

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.

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AIA Announces Winners of 2018 Small Project Awards

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has selected eleven recipients in its 2018 Small Projects Awards. Established fifteen years ago by AIA’s Small Project Practitioners, the program “recognizes small-project practitioners for the high quality of their work” and “aims at raising awareness about the value and design excellence that architects can bring to projects, no matter their size or scope.”

Grand Lake Pool House /  Allford Hall Monaghan Morris. Image © Timothy Soar  Rear Window House / Edward Ogosta Architecture. Image © Steve King Rosewood Park Beach Improvements / Woodhouse Tinucci Architects. Image © Bill Timmerman Shadow Play / Howeler + Yoon Architecture, LLP. Image © Matt Winquist + 23

Flower Duplex / Modal Design

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Los Ángeles, United States
  • Architects: Modal Design
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 3263.0 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2016

Backyard BI(h)OME / Kevin Daly Architects

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Los Angeles, United States
  • Architects: Kevin Daly Architects