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Capturing the views of a large gum tree and distant
city skylin e ou tside, the high-level window in this
n ewly built bathroo m echoes the architectu re
fou nd thro ughout the pre-existing house. The
bathroom, which is pa rt of the ex ten sio n that
sits above the old ho me, comprises a mix of neu tral
tones and clean lines combined with a textured
featu re wall, la rge freestan ding bathtub an d green
pot plan t. Light from the ceiling-high window
filters down into the roo m, creating a soft,
relax ing atmosphere – the perfect sa nctu ar y
for parents wanting to escape no isy kids.
This home is in the running for a 2015 Australian
Institute of Architects Award. Matthews & Scavalli
Architects (08) 9316 0531, w ww.mandsarchitects.
com.a u; w w w.architecture.com.a u .
Infl uen ced by tradition al Japa nese cu ltu re,
Philip Stejskal redesign ed this bathroo m
to promote the ‘ritual ’ of bathing. Keeping
with the streamlin ed, minimalist style
present in many Japanese ho mes, the
furnishings are few, the colour and
material palette simple. The main featu re,
a timber-ven eer n oo k positio ned right
n ext to a gian t soaker bath, was created
as a place to un dress, re la x and clea nse.
A white statemen t ceiling light ha ngs above
the wooden nook, bathing those who sit
beneath it in a warming glow. A black
Zenolite splashback creates visual definition
again st the pristine white bathroom
tiles, an d a vertically sliding mirro r ac ts
as a sneaky and compact storage space –
a nod to Japan’s knack for space saving.
Philip Stej skal Architecture, 0 401 727 405,
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