Finalist Inspireli Awards 2016
Bathroom is not a room anymore
The design is base on the ‘Desert Rose’ self-supported crystals and self-sufficiency energy. During its blooming process, the ‘Desert Rose’ crystallizes in flattened stone petals that grow on C crystallographic axis. These crystals are able to endure in adverse weather condition such as: strong water changes, evaporations, wind, thermo changes…
Blooming Bath design grows with those laws. Blooming Bath intensifies in perpendicular stone axis that are able to solve softly the basic technical needs and sanitary needs of the bathroom. The integrated design strengths the human actions and human senses. Beyond the basic bathroom needs, Blooming Bath has several added values: High Speed Construction due to it is a prefab design, Versatile Application due to is integrated design with the possibility to enlarge or to shrunk the accessories, Energy Saving due to it is an equipped unit, and Therapy-Healing Space due to it integrates environmental design.
Equipped Unit Accuracy
The whole installation mechanism is integrated within the design: sanitary devices, water pipes, ventilations, lamps, electricity, heating and cooling system, bathroom accessories, etc. Everything integrated in order to save energy, due to everything is concentrated. Therefore the devices, pipes and mechanism are meticulousness localized and accurate resized in order to have the possibility to embrace an extreme spatial flexibility. The Accuracy is the key point to optimize and make this design comes to reality.
The prototype is made basically of Spanish White Marble Stone dyed in vivid color. The stone is cut and carved with CNC machine, the flat edges are wrinkled to improve the adherence between the pieces and reinforce with a thin steel anchor on the join, a steel pipe of 5 mm diameter. The finished surface is polished stone to be more kind to the touch, to the color sense and to the cleanness.
In this prototype the ‘Strawberry Ice pantone 16-1720’ is selected. The marble surface is dyed in an immersion process during 6 hours and subsequently heating in an oven. The color possibilities varies depending on toilette application, so it is possible to apply the ‘Tangerine Pantone 15-1247’ or the ‘Aqua Sky Pantone 14-4811TCX’. These pantones already tested on some other variation of the Blooming Bath Prototype.
Inside sanitary facilities the environmental conditions are changing constantly, the thermodynamic design implement the space. The atmospherical design is able to balance the air temperature, to activate the ventilation, regulate the light… Creating Therapeutic space that is able to becomes the stone in a healing material.
Authors /// XPIRAL + MAGICARCH
Office Collaborators /// Kim Se Won, Sergio Corredor, Antonio Crevillen, Lola Jiménez, Rodrigo Rodriguez, Javier Alascio
Engineering office /// IDEE Servicio de Ingenieria
Marble Factory /// Marmoles Ocara, Marmol Macael,
Climatic Office/// Iser
Bathroom Accessories /// VOLA Group. Denmark 1968
Domotic Installation /// JAF Inatalaciones Domoticas, S.L.
Graphic Design /// Kim Se Won Roy
Photography /// David Frutos