In the last decade or so, architects everywhere have incorporated a Japanese aesthetic in the residential bath; here are a few of our favorite examples.
Above: A bath by San Francisco-based architects Aidlin Darling Design.
Above: A bathroom by MW/Works Architecture & Design from A Coastal Retreat in the Pacific Northwest, Mountain Views Included.
Above: A bath in a Soho penthouse by MR Architecture.
Above: A Japanese-style hinoki soaking tub in a compact, spa-like bathing space in the Hughes/Kinugawa house by architect Andrew Lister. Recreate a similar look with our post, Steal This Look: Japanese-Inspired Bathroom, as your guide.
Above: A bath in Stockholm by Sandell Sandberg.
N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on April 27, 2009.