Although the existing lay-out for the bed room already showed the feature of an en-suite (or attached) bathroom, yet we felt it should have a more airy ambience.
So again, as in the bed room from the last article http://organic-architecture.com/blog/?p=188 we started removing walls and in the end we’d doubled the area from 3.90 sq.mtr. (42 sq.ft.) to 7.95 sq.mtr. (85 sq.ft.).
Here are the basic changes in a nutshell:
• As usual on Indian construction sites the bath room slab is lowered by roughly 30 cm to provide space for sanitary installation. This area will be filled up later with screed and covered with tiles.
• To avoid steps within the flooring, we decided to keep the original position of the walk-in shower, but increased its size by more than double.
• We also gave the shower a built-in bench, those who experienced the convenience of having the option of sitting down, will never want to miss it.
• Then we moved the toilet till the outmost edge of the sunken slab.
• We shifted the bidet and the wash basin outside the sunken slab (=area of original bath room) and used dry walls to connect them with fresh water supply and downpipes.
Our Interior Design didn’t stop at modifying the floor lay-out:
• An elegant built-in counter, a large porcelain basin on top and hanging cabinets underneath greets you the moment you enter this private oasis.
• Wall to wall mirrors widen optically the whole room.
• A similar effect of not-blocking the view comes with having glass partitions for the shower area.
• To give it a lively mood we used bold colours from of the red, blue and yellow spectrum.
With less than 2 mtr. (6.5 ft) width the room would have still a height of approx. 2.75 mtr. (9 ft.). In our opinion it is an ungainly proportion, almost comparable to a duct-like situation:
• Therefore we designed a curved false ceiling, hovering above you like a wave.
• Using the stucco-antico or marmorino technique https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marmorino the ceiling will appear in marvelous shades of blue.
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P.S.: The next post will be actually about the same bathroom, yet showing a wheelchair-accessible option.