Story by Charles Moxham
Photography by Peter Bennetts
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Slate tile flooring and matching wall tiles combine with a wood batten vanity and accent wall to give this bathroom a warm, natural appeal
Often the wider design brief for a home trickles down to influence the look of the more intimate spaces – as with this modern bathroom, one of two in a townhouse development by architect Grant Amon.
"We designed the two houses – located on a prominent corner site – with a close integration of materials and forms so they appear as one ambiguous building, down-playing their impact," says Amon. "This included an emphasis on natural materials, including natural woods, concrete floors, metal cladding, recycled bricks and slate tiling. And many of these rugged, honest surfaces continue into the bathrooms, which both include concealed laundries."
The bathrooms' heated floors are in a dark, large-format Brazilian slate tile as are the walls, giving these surfaces a moody recessive feel.
Introducing a warm, natural texture to complement the cool tiles, Amon finished both the vanity unit and the wall concealing the laundry doors in cedar battens.
"To add another natural, quiet tone to the palette, we specified a teal green solid surface benchtop and splashback for the vanity unit," Amon says.
To set-off the look, the architect chose understated contemporary fittings and accessories. These include chrome tapware, white top-mount basins and a toilet with a concealed cistern and black pan lid.
First published date: 30 January 2018
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|Architect||Grant Amon Architects|
|Vanity cabinetry and accent wall||Cedar horizontal timber battens|
|Benchtop and splashback||Pine solid surface by Marblo|
|Vanity basins||Laufen Mimo counter basin from Reece|
|Taps||Technobili Up Basin Mixer from Reece|
|Shower fittings||Nikles Pure 140 2F Rail Shower and Technobili Up Shower Mixer from Reece|
|Accessories||Mizu Drift Straight toilet roll holder from Reece, Ideal Standard Tonic towel rail and Mizu Drift soap dish|
|Toilet||Laufen Mimo with Soft Close Seat|
|Floor and wall tiles||300 x 600mm Brazilian Slate Tile from Stonetile Ind|
|Lighting||Waterproof LED strip lighting and recessed LED downlight from Studio Italia|
|In-floor heating||Under Tile Electric Heating System|
|Awards||Trends International Design Awards (TIDA) Bathrooms – Highly Commended|