Shower in Living Room Bringing Ancient Tradition into Modern Apartment Redesign
Shower design is dramatically changed by removing walls and opening it to the living room. Unusual apartment renovating ideas, that create walk-in and walk-through shower design, came from located in Madrid architectural firm Schneider Colao, inspired by Spanish home designs, common in Middle Ages.
White surfaces, natural materials and airy feel make this apartment renovation project attractive and contemporary. Marble and hardwood spread through the rooms bring contrasts and balance into modern apartment interiors.
The apartment is located on the third floor of a 19th century building, and the architects have removed some of the original walls to create larger interiors, bedrooms and a central living room.
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Now a shower becomes a walk-through passage which runs along the side of the living room, adding more space to this open interior and connecting two bathrooms, located on opposite sides of the apartment. The privacy is provided with sliding doors that can screen the walk-through shower design.
Traditionally many Moorish homes, common in Spain in 13 th and 16 th centuries, not limited to religious buildings, had a fountain for cleansing prior to entering a home or shop, said architect Jesus Colao, to explain the idea behind this arrangement.The owners practice yoga and meditation. They wanted to simply define wet and dry areas, rather than feel they were constantly entering a different space.
Marble floors, shower and sink surfaces can be found in each of the wet areas, including a terrace with an outdoor sink at the rear of the apartment Hardwood floors in two bedrooms and softwood beams of ribbed ceiling designs in bathrooms balance interior design and give it a tranquil and peaceful feel.
Photographs by Diego Dominguez
by Ena Russ
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