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Atropical space can reinvigorate the body, mind
and soul. It releases life's stresses and helps put
things into perspective.
That's the beauty of Mother Nature: when you draw
on her gifts, she can make your life an eternal paradise.
Incorporating the principles of a tropical design into
your kitchen and bathroom can have a powerful emotive
"Spaces that are large, open and well-ventilated
through thermal chimneys, and have a close relationship
to shaded and breezy outside spaces, have a relaxing
e ect on the occupant," says Melbourne-based architect
"If you're brave and go that one step further by
incorporating internal gardens, ponds and waterfalls into
the home, it can have a beautiful therapeutic impact."
That's exactly what John has done in the award-
winning Research House. He has applied Australian
sustainable landscaping principles to internal and
external gardens, creating spaces that are not only
eco-sensitive, but creative and interesting as well.
John says function and comfort are the main
issues to consider when designing a tropical kitchen
Lush greenery and white, minimalist
bath products give the Ilbagnoalessi
Dot project its tropical appeal.
Apaiser's latest bathtubs find refuge in
the outdoors. The white stone composite
products beam in the midst of nature's rich,
green splendour. Visit www.apaiser.com.au.
A floral shower screen
by Vola brightens up this
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