Sunlight Streams into Bathrooms Connected to Nature

These bathrooms and bathing areas definitely take the stance that relaxation is important. The elements that have attracted and pleased humans through the ages are all here. Water, fire, a connection to nature while being sheltered from the elements and a high point from which to view an expansive vista.

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In this Hawaiian bathroom, the user is forced to slow down, stepping carefully along a pathway across a modernist pond to reach the deep soaking tub. From the lower point of view in the tub, there’s still plenty to see, as the sink and counter have been cantilevered to float, so as not to cut off the view.

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Indonesian designer Iwan Sastrawiguna mixes nature as well as spirituality in this bathing area.

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While it is much more refined and urban than the previous pictures, we can still see that humans crave some nature in their relaxation spaces, with abundant use of plants, bouquets, and the ancient element of fire, not to mention the natural wood floor.

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Likewise with this room by Brazilian visualization team AX2 Studio , the potential sterility of pure shining white is naturalized with the addition of moss-green accessories and a few plants.

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Kiev firm LeKS Architects designed this gorgeous modernist tub for two with comfortable backrests, natural wood finishes and candles, in addition to a built-in planter, a softly lit side panel on the tub and huge windows, again connecting the private act of bathing with the greater world outside.

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This generous tub with steam flowing out of a window onto nature was visualized by Madrid’s 24 Studio complete with romantic red rose petals and candlelight.

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Koj Designs of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam almost places the tub in the bedroom, separated only by a transparent glass wall along with natural stone, an outdoor vista, and candles. This is in harmony with the Asian concept of the tub as a place for relaxation, separate from getting clean and going to the toilet.

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Cornwall, UK TigerX CGI animation studio gives the tub a nature-inspired shape, a terrific view, and surroundings of wood and polished stone.

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We start to see a pattern; where nature is directly connected without windows in between, you can bet it’s a tropical location. Surabaya, Indonesia’s 2G Studio is no exception with this tropical grotto providing natural light to a room designed for keeping cool.

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Oro, Mexico’s 4th Studio visualizes a minimalist room with five different natural wood finishes to accompany the sleek ultra modern white ceramic fixtures.

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From Valencia, Spain, Cuantico ‘s 3D bath visualization combines a vista of deck and rolling hills with rough-hewn board floors and potted cacti, succulents, a tree, tropical plants and vines, as well as a focal point oculus to let in more natural light, and a sculptural rough stone in the foreground.

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Back to Hawaii, where Willman Interiors provides a sliding glass door/wall to separate two showers – one indoors and one out, so one can always get clean before soaking in privacy while looking out onto a walled courtyard of tropical vegetation, rain or shine.

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Kiev, Ukranian freelance architectural visualizer Oleg Suzdalev shows his creation by day and by night. Showering takes place standing on a wooden floor (today’s wood finishes make this possible where wood could not be exposed to so much water decades ago) enclosed in a nearly invisible glass booth. Still on this smooth, warm surface, one can walk to the bath, but from the front it appears to be surrounded by rocks, naturally rounded by the action of water and sand. Under a rockscape like this, drainage can be hidden so that a tub filled to overflowing is no problem.

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Minimalism isn’t without blossoms for Poland’s be3design .

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From Curitiba, Brazil, this artist brings us a raised vista, abundant wood, and in the Brazilian tradition, a beautiful woman.

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This visualization from Jakarta, Indonesia presents possibly the least nature-related bath in this collection, but with a large window, a rose in a vase, and abundant natural stone finishes, nature is still present.

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A terrific swooping waveform tub grabs our attention in this sunlit room by

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