Posted on:

Blur Loft - Virtue Of Necessity

Benjamin Moore

Shared By

mohan reddy

Project Name

Blur Loft - Virtue Of Necessity

Project Status



  • KBS Construction
  • Doug Edmunds



Room or Space


Project Description

K+B Studio: Bath
Virtue Of Necessity

In contrast to its kitchen, Blur Loft’s master bath occupies a position far from the window wall. Architects Brian Johnsen and Sebastian Schmaling answered that familiar apartment-design challenge with a scheme that both ameliorates and celebrates the room’s landlocked location. Rather than a door of any kind, a long hallway provides privacy from the master bedroom while channeling daylight from that room’s ceiling-height window. But the bathroom also embraces the metaphor of a cave, with primary surfaces clad in a stonelike tile that gives the space the appearance of having been hewn from solid rock.

The bathroom centers on two visually striking elements: a tiled tub surround that rises from the floor like a slab of sedimentary rock and an open bamboo frame—suspended between the tub deck and the ceiling—that comprises the vanity counter. Open spaces flank the mirrors mounted within the frame, allowing a view to the tub area. A floor-to-ceiling glass shower wall is the only additional partitioning device. “It’s not compartmentalized,” Johnsen explains. “We were trying to break down the elements that would inhibit light penetrating.” While the room’s geological character conveys a sense of quiet and solidity, he notes, “It’s a nice open, inviting space, given its geographic location within the unit.”
Add A Project
Publish Your Projects Show off and upload images, text, and video of your work. We pick the very best for our project newsletters. Upload

Join the Discussion

Please read our Content Guidelines before posting

Close X