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Béton Brut Bathrooms: The Beauty of Concrete in Intimate Spaces

04:00 - 15 April, 2019
Béton Brut Bathrooms: The Beauty of Concrete in Intimate Spaces, © Roland Halbe
© Roland Halbe

© Peter Clarke Photography © BoysPlayNice © Relja Ivanic © Takumi Ota + 31

Why use concrete in bathrooms?

Béton brut or "raw concrete" is a naturally porous material that provides many advantages for the design and build of a bathroom. As a waterproof and pressure-resistant material, it is easy to clean, doesn't deteriorate, prevents bathroom fungus and is low maintenance. Attractive as it is functional, concrete is versatile for both on-site furniture and wall coatings, floors and even shower trays. In addition, due to its thermal mass, concrete is an excellent material for floor heating.

Pro Tip: There are a variety of concrete finishes, but for the safety of daily bathroom users, you must add a surface sealer and a certain percentage of traction to avoid slippage.

Below, we've compiled 26 concrete bathrooms that find intimacy in béton brut.

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10 Bathrooms To Match Your Favorite Bathbomb

12:00 - 16 December, 2018
© Peter Clarke
© Peter Clarke

With the right configuration of materials and shapes, small enclosure, such as bathrooms, have unending design potential. Progressively, architects and designers are striving to make washrooms more welcoming and attractive places for its users. Often times we will hear clients ask for their bathroom to be somewhat of a personal spa. This week we have compiled 10 compelling images of bathrooms from all over the world. Bathrooms whose materials, patterns, colors, shapes, and textures begin to tell a story. Below, photographs by Peter Clarke, José Hevia, and Erieta Attali.

© Justin Alexander © Erieta Attali © Photographix © Ralph Feiner + 12

35 Fireplaces that Spark Architectural Interest

12:00 - 7 October, 2018
35 Fireplaces that Spark Architectural Interest, © Weiqi Jin
© Weiqi Jin

© Ralph Feiner © Adam Gibson © Lars Petter Pettersen © Thomas Heimann + 36

From the beginning of time, human beings have gathered around the fire. The first settlements and huts included in their interior a small bonfire to cook and maintain the heat of its inhabitants. This tradition has continued to the present, and chimneys and fireplaces have developed into the most varied designs and forms, providing possibilities both inside and outside a home.

To give you ideas for materials, structures, and spatial configurations, we present 35 remarkable meeting places around the fire.

Hydropower Plant Ragn d'Err / Vincenzo Cangemi Architectes

05:00 - 24 July, 2017
Hydropower Plant Ragn d'Err / Vincenzo Cangemi Architectes, © Ralph Feiner
© Ralph Feiner

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Detail: Washrooms, Restrooms, Bathrooms, Lavatories, and Toilets

14:00 - 15 January, 2017
Detail: Washrooms, Restrooms, Bathrooms, Lavatories, and Toilets

Besides the kitchen, the bathroom often takes top priority when building or renovating a home. However, choosing a look is not always easy, so here we have gathered 13 stunning bathrooms from previously published projects to provide inspiration in your own designs. Each is filled with inspiring ideas for your own project; from relaxing tubs to sleek showers, one of these bathrooms is sure to suit your style.

Multi-family House La Contenta / Aita Flury

05:00 - 17 July, 2016
Multi-family House La Contenta / Aita Flury, © Ralph Feiner
© Ralph Feiner

© Ralph Feiner © Ralph Feiner © Ralph Feiner © Ralph Feiner + 11

  • Architects

  • Location

    Domat/Ems, Switzerland
  • Category

  • Collaborators

    Konrad Braun, Lukas Podzuweit
  • Structural Engineer

    Conzett Bronzini und Partner Ingenieure
  • Area

    900.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Florins Residence / Philipp Baumhauer Architects

09:00 - 20 November, 2015
Florins Residence / Philipp Baumhauer Architects, © Ruedi Walti
© Ruedi Walti

© Ralph Feiner © Ralph Feiner © Ruedi Walti © Ralph Feiner + 41

Kreuzbühl School Extension / Fischer Architekten

02:00 - 3 October, 2015
Kreuzbühl School Extension / Fischer Architekten, © Ralph Feiner
© Ralph Feiner

© Ralph Feiner © Ralph Feiner © Ralph Feiner © Ralph Feiner + 11

Refugi Lieptgas / Georg Nickisch + Selina Walder

04:00 - 9 March, 2015
Refugi Lieptgas / Georg Nickisch + Selina Walder, © Gaudenz Danuser
© Gaudenz Danuser

© Gaudenz Danuser © Ralph Feiner © Nuw © Gaudenz Danuser + 16

Villa M M / feliz Architects

01:00 - 25 October, 2014
Villa M M / feliz Architects, © Ralph Feiner
© Ralph Feiner

© Ralph Feiner © Ralph Feiner © Ralph Feiner © Ralph Feiner + 13

Material Inspiration: 10 Projects Inspired by Concrete

01:00 - 18 December, 2013
Material Inspiration: 10 Projects Inspired by Concrete

To celebrate the launch of ArchDaily Materials, our new product catalog, we've rounded up 10 awesome projects from around the world that were inspired by one material: concrete. Check out the projects after the break...

Winery Gantenbein / Gramazio & Kohler + Bearth & Deplazes Architekten

00:00 - 9 August, 2012
Winery Gantenbein /  Gramazio & Kohler + Bearth & Deplazes Architekten, © Gramazio & Kohler
© Gramazio & Kohler

© Ralph Feiner © Ralph Feiner © Ralph Feiner © Ralph Feiner + 42

Grisons College of Education / Pablo Horváth

00:00 - 17 June, 2011
Grisons College of Education / Pablo Horváth, © Ralph Feiner
© Ralph Feiner

© Ralph Feiner © Ralph Feiner © Ralph Feiner © Ralph Feiner + 8

  • Architects

    Pablo Horváth, Architekt SIA/SWB
  • Location

    Graubünden, Switzerland
  • Category

  • Assistantance

    Andreas Wiedonsohler
  • Site Management

    Andreas Lütscher
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs