Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
Bridal Suite in Masnuy-Saint-Jean, Belgium by m architecture
March 27th, 2012 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: m architecture
Starting with a constraining volumetry characterized by an extremely limited useful floor space (1.5 m wide), a simple program and open-minded customers willing a unique project, adapted to their needs, the idea is to work with transparency, in view to optimize the spatial continuity. This leads, first of all, to a rational successive organization of the various functions / sequences: 1.) dressing-table “coiffeuse” / reading area, 2.) bathroom, 3.) bedroom. The bathroom in the centre of the area consists of a curved glass box, articulating the volumes while offering transparency between them. A skylight is cut in length in the roof which illuminates the area.
Furniture is perfectly integrated into the walls and the sanitary accessories are suspended or fixed in the glazings in order to give an aerial aspect to the objects. The whole is dressed of white and reflecting surfaces enlarging the volumes, opening the views, offering surprising effects and disturbing the senses.
This project, simple in appearance, required an advanced technical research down to the smallest details to achieve the expected level of diaphaneity (e.g. the water supply to the shower; the evacuation of washbasins’ waters; the suspension of furniture and mirrors; the integration of mirrors into the walls; the integration of furniture into the gable; the glazed walls, etc.).
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