Photo: Greg Clark
Before and After
This commission involved the renovation of a transitional multi-purpose bathroom, connecting a residential pool area with a single family home. The challenge was to create a space that served both purposes: neither a formal guest bath nor a pool shower room. In addition, the clients requested that the bathroom serve as a childrens bath, given their desire to start a family. The end result attempts to combine all requirements in a playful balance of formal compositions and casual materials.
The design focuses on a bi-partite solution involving a combination of forms and carefully selected finishes that all stem from a pool environment. White rectilinear volumes and floating objects cantilever from the walls much like diving boards. The acqua-colored glass mosaic tiles focus attention on the main wall, mimmicking the color of water.
From a sustainable perspective, the space uses factory-built "off-the-shelf" components such as cabinets and shelves - very flexible and re-usable in the future. The floor, made of local Caribbean coral stone, is a refined version of the material used for the pool deck outside.
Design and construction administration