Photo: Greg Clark
Before and After
Clients from the South American region of Patagonia commissioned a master bathroom remodel that would balance the ruggedness of their origins with the sophistication of urban life in the USA. A tight budget necessitated that work would be produced from pre-fabricated components purchased at local retail stores. Plumbing fixture locations had to remain to reduce labor costs, as well as a large existing mirror, which was eventually re-purposed to adapt to the proposed design.
As a starting point, the Clients selected a mosaic slate that recalled the rock formations and color variations of the Andes mountains in South America. The horizontal movement and layering of colors found therein provided the inspiration for the proposed master bathroom design. A series of horizontal elements combining solids and voids incorporate mirrors, cabinets, and shelves. Colors such as accorn-brown and off-white, taken from the selected slate, provide the requested rustic appeal; offset with the refined chrome accents in the fixtures, accessories, and lighting. In order to create the spatial perception of a larger room, the shower was integrally designed with the rest of the space, using the same floor material and a transparent frameless shower enclosure.
Design and construction administration
Georgina and Marcelo Salvade