Bathrooms

Bathrooms: a compact Arrowtown space is big in character

Architects Pete Ritchie and Bronwen Kerr of Kerr Ritchie Architects lined up all the utility spaces in this small Arrowtown home along its southern wall, off a long corridor stepping down a slope.     The owners of the home, a finalist in our 2010

Bathrooms: Classic meets contemporary

The client brief for this Wellington cottage was to create a “workable bathroom” in the confined space. To overcome this challenge, William Giesen of Atelierworkshop explains how they introduced natural light to open up the room. Giesen also tells how they decided on their colour

Bathrooms: a perfectly partitioned ensuite

Rare in New York apartments, this home has a large ensuite bathroom that feels both spacious and private. Here, New York artist Anthony Goicolea tells why this bathroom designed by Janet Cross is so successful.   HOME A big bathroom was part of your brief for the

Bathrooms: resplendent in black marble

This Devonport home by Bull O’Sullivan Architecture is dominated by timber. The clients’ brief for the bathroom was to create a luxurious escape from the rest of the house. Dark marble provides an enlivening contrast.   HOME The rest of the home’s interior is clad

Bathrooms: Pattersons’ moody palette

Careful lighting and a darker palette create moody intimacy in this bathroom by Pattersons. Davor Popadich explains how they achieved the intimate quality without sacrificing function and utility.   HOME What made you choose a dark material palette for this bathroom area? Davor Popadich, Pattersons We wanted the

Bathrooms: beach-house simplicity on Waiheke Island

The bathroom in this Waiheke Island beach house offers lessons in simplicity. Here, Julian Guthrie explains how careful planning and selection of materials can produce a beautiful result, without blowing the budget.   HOME This is a bathroom in a beach house. Were you consciously trying

Bathrooms: a Sydney bathroom with personality

A careful insertion of colour enlivens this Sydney bathroom by Pohio Adams Architects. The design also takes full advantage of the natural light offered, complemented by concealed and featured electric lighting.   HOME All-white bathrooms seem to be a common default mode, so how did

Bathrooms: a shell-like space in Home of the Year 2013

This open-plan bathroom in the 2013 Home of the Year is a continuation of the fluid, shell-like overall design. Architect Gary Lawson describes how the bathroom can be both open and intimate.   HOME This space is in the Home of the Year 2013. How does

Bathrooms: Deco-flavoured delight

When Maggie Carroll of Auckland’s Bureaux Architects decided to renovate the bathroom in her own apartment, she decided that the small space didn’t mean she had to compromise on style.   She developed a palette of materials that refers to her apartment building’s Art Deco

Bathrooms: a Wellington bathroom with an ocean view

A Wellington bathroom by Parsonson Architects takes its cues from an amazing view. The palette of the sea and bush is brought inside by the blue and green tiles. Here, Sam Donald explains what they were trying to achieve with the design.   HOME What were

Narrowneck bathroom

Clever design helps to keep this exposed bathroom completely private

The clients for this coastal Narrow Neck home wanted their bathroom to take full advantage of the views of Rangitoto Clever design helps to keep this exposed bathroom completely private This outdoor bathroom overlooks the ocean and Rangitoto Island and although the balcony is exposed to

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A large boulder discovered during excavation of a Port Hills site became a central feature of this home designed by architect Ken Powrie for his family.

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