GRIFFIN ENRIGHT ARCHITECTS: Hollywood Hills ResidenceModern Bathroom, Los Angeles
A Philippe Starck tub occupies an over-scaled window box above the entry.
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3. Frosted glass. Frosted glass is an obvious choice for concealment. But to minimize exposure while maximizing connection to the outdoors, leave the upper panes clear and frost the lower third or half of the window. Just be sure to confirm early in the design process that when you’re standing, the frosted area will cover everything it needs to cover.Tub: Starck, Duravit
An entire glazed wall in a bathroom is made possible by translucency. A simple horizon line marks the boundary between etched glass and clear glass, demarcating a private zone. A ribbon of trees and sky becomes a natural clerestory, while the translucent wainscoting preserves privacy. Directly contrasting the transparent and translucent reinforces the inherent qualities of each.
"The Duravit bathtub is right above you as you enter the house," says Griffin. "You can kind of see its shadow, and it's almost voyeuristic." The height of the laminated glass was set for just the right amount of privacy.More:Innovative Modern Design in L.A.