A bathroom. How many different things can be implied by a bathroom? Despite its immediate identification with merely hygienic and physiological functions, this space conceals significantly more complex connotations which are, on occasions, contradictory.
In fact, they may be something different for each user, depending on a variety of conditioning factors. According to what each and every one of us may understand as hygiene, and according to the love or hate relationship that every face maintains with its reflection. According to the idea that each body has of itself and of the care it needs. According to the necessity that each spirit may have to withdraw from the exterior world.
According to each person's lifestyle and cultural background, because the bathroom in an apartment block in Manhattan is not the same as one found in a village of an African tribe, or one found in any working class district, or one belonging to a traditional Japanese family. It is not the same.
|Bathroomware, Furniture and Accessories: Tendencies for the Bathroom of the Future||p. 10|
|Faucets: The Control of Water||p. 138|
|Floors and Walls: Playing with Colors and Textures||p. 190|
|Hydromassage Baths and Showers Wellness: The new Culture of Wellbeing||p. 244|
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Series: Easybook Ser.
Number Of Pages: 287
Published: 1st January 2004
Publisher: Atrium Group
Dimensions (cm): 23.495 x 16.510