ISSUE 81  |  Best of Architecture

10 Architect-Designed Spa Spaces

July 18, 2013 7:00 PM

BY Julie Carlson

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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 in San Francisco by Cary Bernstein Architect brings the spa feeling home with a wood-slatted shower tray.

Above L: An outdoor bathing space by Bay Area architects Buttrick Wong. Above R: A bath from the portfolio of Australian photographer Lisa Cohen.

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.


A bathtub and shower in a Los Angeles bathroom by Michaela Scherrer Interior Design

Above: A bath in Los Angeles by Michaela Scherrer Interior Design.

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 Belgium by Sofie Lachaert from A Belgian B&B, Surrealism Included.

Above: A bath in Stockholm by Sandell Sandberg.

N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on April 27, 2009.