Two small bathrooms were converted into two large bathrooms without adding any square footage. The solution focuses on multiple strategies for making a small space feel and function large by focusing on a silent aesthetic and a highly organized plan. Fixtures are organized on either side of a very wide corridor, floated all the cabinetry above a dark floor, and let mirrors fill the walls above them. To modulate between one and two bathrooms, a wood panel slides along a wall, stopped short of the ceiling and straddled by a skylight. Storage was carefully designed to avoid clutter, and dual uses are employed at every opportunity, such as door hardware as towel bar.
John Gavin Dwyer
2008 AIA Minnesota Residential Architecture Vision and Excellence Award
completed while a partner at shelter architecture