ian shaw architekten: haus W
ian shaw architekten: haus W ian shaw architekten: haus W
may 20, 2013

ian shaw architekten: haus W

ian shaw architekten: haus Wimage © felix krumbholz



constructed out of prefabricated high insulation timber panels and energy-efficient glazing, the well crafted cuboid by frankfurt-based ian shaw architekten generates spectacular light throughout the interior fabric of the bathroom. articulated as a classic modernist intervention; a box set into a traditional pitched roof atop a standard three-story house. the light within is ethereal, the washroom and stairwell exploits their south facing aspect through the use of extensive roof glazing. this creates a dramatic interplay of light and shadow. by contrast,the scheme’s large north facing window evenly illuminates throughout the day. as one enters the plan on the second floor, the depth, texture and colour of the oak floor and staircase amplifies the scene – heightened by the quality of light as one ascends. the structural clarity of the glass balustrades on the first level, juxtaposed by the white monochromatic tiling. the bespoke transparent screen provides a seamless interface between two vertical louver panels – acting as natural ventilation.


image © felix krumbholz



image © felix krumbholz



image © felix krumbholz



image © felix krumbholz



image © felix krumbholz



image © felix krumbholza



image© felix krumbholz



image© felix krumbholz



image© felix krumbholz



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  • Taking a dumb in front of my guest ? check

    Beautiful, but come on…

    ez says:
  • some incredible detailing going on here

    dbkii says:
  • Must be fun when entertaining guests.
    A real party house.

    Ron Smith says:
  • I’m too modest to use this bathroom; maybe a golf umbrella I can hide behind might do the trick.

    mackenzie collins says:
  • Planning and designing a bathroom is a freshman architectural design problem. And a skylight over a bathroom is a common design element. You see this in Anywhere, US of A.

    nelsondreyes architect says:
  • No bidet, no privacy, no furniture, no cabinets, no way.

    Bruce says:
  • interesting lighting features. great openness. however, should not be in an urban are are the openness is rather invading, would be better in a rural area. the sink would be better in the form of a large single block slab instead of a standard sink as shown.

    Nice idea though! 🙂

    murphman says:

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