Working with materials that aren’t typically used in bathrooms comes with its own set of challenges – but the result can be exceptional. Architect Vritima Wadhwa shares details of a concept worked with terrazzo.
This grey and white terrazzo cavern designed by Vritima Wadhwa of Project 810 exemplifies ‘The Bold Look’, and is defined by humble materials and organic forms. The shower area sits comfortable behind the vanity creating an open and seamless bathing experience. The real magnificence however lies in the copper accents that can be seen in the vanity mirror, fittings and spacers that wrap across the elevations – these break the monotony of the space and provide for a striking look. “Creating a perfect balance using the desired materials in space is key. We usually use more opulent materials such as copper in smaller quantities against more earthy materials like terrazzo and concrete to create impactful compositions,” explains Wadhwa.
Keeping in mind a sleek aesthetic, this bathroom was completed with products from Kohler’s Modern Life Series.
The rimless and easy to clean Edge 600 basin vessel was complemented by the Parallel single control faucet that allows for 50 per cent water saving, making for a clean and seamless hand washing experience. The wall hung WC from the same series, that comes with a QuietClose technology and QuickRelease hinges to allow for easy removal cleaning, was a perfect addition to this bathroom. Rounding up the bold look of the space is the TH 3 way shower column that includes the brass-accented Loure 15” rainhead, with an ultra-thin look and Katalyst water technology for a true spa-like bath feeling.
With enough light emanating through the different areas and accents that add to its striking look, this bathroom is classic in nature but still distinct in its use of materials and colours.
Careful selection of the right size of chips based on the scale of your space and impact you want to create is very important.
Use a metal or glass divider after every 1 metre of terrazzo application. This takes care of the expansion and contraction of the material.
For the bathroom, darker colours work much better. Due to the wet nature of the room, definitely remember to apply a sealer!
Vritima Wadhwa, Founder, Project 810, New Delhi
“We are a holistic practice dedicated to creating memorable spatial experiences. Our collaborative approach enables us to span scales across retail, hospitality, workspace and residential projects. Project 810 follows a strong process-driven approach of research, exploration and iteration to bring human/experience-centred designs to life. We believe in using local resources, complemented with the sensibilities of quality craftsmanship, to create distinct experiences.”
Text by: The Blue Pencil Design Company
Images: Courtesy Project 810