Draw Inspiration From These 21st Century Bathroom Designs

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The bathroom is one of the most static and traditional spaces in any residence. However, in recent times, this space has gained an identity that relates directly to the interior and exterior design of the house. As architects, we strive to create a warm, dynamic and attractive space for users.

Today, bathrooms that include new technologies, clean projects, integrating new materials with an emphatic use of color are highlighted. Next, we compiled a selection of 34 toilets that reflect this trend. 

S. Félix Department / AF Arquitectos

© Francisco Nogueira © Francisco Nogueira

Zinc House / Studio B

© Derek Skalko © Derek Skalko

Bougainvillea Row House / Luigi Rosselli

© Justin Alexander © Justin Alexander

Cut Out, House H / bergmeisterwolf architekten

© Gustav Willeit © Gustav Willeit

House Reconstruction for a Young Family / TSEH Architectural Group

© Sergey Polyushko © Sergey Polyushko

Mosman House / Rolf Ockert Design

© Luke Butterly © Luke Butterly

Tamarama House / Porebski Architects

© Justin Alexander © Justin Alexander

House in Dobra
© Bartłomiej Bieliński
© Quang Tran
© Dion Robeson
© Andrey Avdeenko
© Justin Alexander
© Issira Tonehongsa
© Yiorgos Kordakis
© Jeremy Bittermann
© Krunal Mistry
© Wissam Chaaya
© Ezio Manciucca
© Vangelis Paterakis
© Dustin Aksland
© German Cabo
© Stephen Nicholls
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© Christopher Frederick Jones
© Grant Pitcher
© Aaron Pocock
© Hey!Cheese
© Roland Halbe
© Pupe Fabre
© James Dow
© Karo Avan Dadaev
© Steve Freihon
© Juan Solano
© Jose Hevia
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This All-In-One Piece of Furniture Is A Tiny House Must-Have

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© Angel Rico © Angel Rico A single piece of furniture, designed by architect Angel Rico, allows this husband, wife, and child to live happily in only 20 square meters of space (about 215 square feet). Smart design solutions, such as this, are essential for any modern day tiny house or apartment. Keep reading to learn everything this transformer can do. 
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A modular system allows this furniture element to open and fold into different design solutions based on the client's needs. Many of the client's requests involved the ability to host other people. 

By utilizing vertical space, the design maximizes area and participates in the evolution of micro-living.

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When the furniture is acting as storage in it’s furled state, the living room can comfortably accommodate seven people. The storage unit turns into a privacy screen as you open it up halfway, and

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Da Vinci-Inspired Wooden Pedestrian Bridge Can Hold 500 Kilograms Without Using Any Fixings

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Cortesía de Departamento de Arquitectura de la Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María Cortesía de Departamento de Arquitectura de la Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María Inspired by Leonardo da Vinci's self-supporting bridge, architect Diego Poblete has developed a structure that can be assembled in less than 15 minutes and, according to his study, can support up to 500 kilograms. Focusing on the issue of connectivity in rural towns, Poblete developed a wooden system that is assembled without using a single screw, optimizing the use of the resource and facilitating easy construction:
With this we can facilitate the journey of children to school in rural areas, in areas where paths are interrupted by rivers or streams. Also, once the structure has reached its useful life, the parts can be easily replaced by new ones, while the wood, being a natural material, can be reused or recycled. In this way, this pedestrian bridge is also an environmentally friendly solution.

The project was born from Poblete's thesis project as a pedestrian walkway and is
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14 Shades of Red: Projects to Fall in Love With on Valentine’s Day

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Happy Valentine's Day!

We've affectionately rounded up 14 projects that use the power of the color most associated to love, passion, joy, sexuality and intensity: red

1. ‘André Malraux’ Schools in Montpellier / Dominique Coulon & associés

© Eugeni Pons © Eugeni Pons
© Eugeni Pons © Eugeni Pons
© Eugeni Pons © Eugeni Pons

2. Bridging Teahouse / FR-EE / Fernando Romero Enterprise

© Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan

3. LightPathAKL / Monk Mackenzie Architects + Landlab

© Russ Flatt © Russ Flatt
© Russ Flatt © Russ Flatt
© Russ Flatt © Russ Flatt

4. Vanke Pavilion - Milan Expo 2015 / Daniel Libeskind

© Hufton+Crow © Hufton+Crow
© Hufton+Crow © Hufton+Crow
© Hufton+Crow © Hufton+Crow

5. Museum of Rock / MVRDV + COBE

© Rasmus Hjortshõj © Rasmus Hjortshõj
© Rasmus Hjortshõj © Rasmus Hjortshõj
© Rasmus Hjortshõj © Rasmus Hjortshõj

6. Cuadra San Cristobal / Luis Barragán

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© Shao Feng
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© Miguel de Guzmán
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© Miguel de Guzmán
© Daria Scagliola & Stijn Brakkee
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© Daria Scagliola & Stijn Brakkee
© Gregori Civera
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© Gregori Civera
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This Architect Fuses Art and Science by Hand Illustrating the Golden Ratio

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Courtesy of Rafael Araujo Courtesy of Rafael Araujo Rafael Araujo is a Venezuelan architect and illustrator who at the age of fifteen began to observe intelligent patterns in nature, giving rise to his interest in the golden ratio located in our natural environment.

More than 40 years later, the results of this hobby is a collection of beautiful illustrations of nature made entirely by hand, equipped with a pencil, a compass, a ruler and a protractor. The artist's illustrations give his ability to represent the mathematical brilliance of the natural world, inciting the reunion of humans with nature.

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Illustrations that seem to come from a technological team, are made entirely by hand, mixing mathematical perfection with the artistic performance of Araujo. Most of us observe a simple butterfly flutter, the artist visualizes a complex mathematical framework that regulates movements subtle flight.

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Through the application of growth patterns governed by golden

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Light, Space, and Movement Become Art During the Mesmerizing Sensory Experience of “VOID”

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VOID is an interactive sensory art installation created by New York-based artists Sergio Mora-Diaz, Oryan Inbar and Jordan Backhus, that manipulates light in physical space to generate an immersive interaction arena and a meditative, transcendent spatial experience, which reminiscent of the cosmic sky and streams of information. 

The installation is composed of an arrangement of translucent screens, digital generative images displayed through a projector and sensors that respond directly and visually to the proximities and movements of its users. 

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The experience takes place in a closed room with a single entrance and in complete darkness, where the only light source comes from the projector. The arrangement of screens gives light a three-dimensional effect in space, while allowing people to walk through the installation.

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With their work, the artists seek to create an experience that

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Elisa Strozyk Turns Wood Into Fabric

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© STUDIO BEEN © STUDIO BEEN When you think of original designs, you know that you're talking about something unique and special. An innovative design that can change our perception and visual culture: that is exactly what the German designer Elisa Strozyk does with Wooden Textiles, a product line that mixes wood with fabric.  The designer shows us that innovation remains a fundamental part of design. She imbues wood with living properties and turns it to a flexible fabric with unpredictable movements, changing its color and texture. It’s an astonishing use of this traditional material to create new forms and experiences. 

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Wooden textiles seeks to convey a new tactile experience. We're used to experiencing wood as a hard material. We know the feeling of walking on a hardwood floor, touching a table or just feeling the bark of a tree. But we don’t usually experience a wooden surface that can be

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