img(height="1" width="1" style="display:none" src="https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=2939831959404383&ev=PageView&noscript=1")

Power shower

Words:
Jan-Carlos Kucharek

A peek at top end shower plinths

It’s a shame that most of the really posh places that architects get commissioned to design never get publicised due to client sensitivities, so it’s nice to get a glimpse of German firm MWE’s Austin Powers-like shower plinths. Big enough to swing a Mini-me in, its curved glass doors have been fitted, claims the firm, with teutonically efficient sliding mechanisms on engineered rails, which means that there should be nothing standing in the way of a shower and any megalomaniac desire for world domination. The plinth also comes with stainless steel magnetic caps on the fixing screws, discreetly hiding them away and considerately lessening the cleaning struggle for your legions of bonded slaves. Like you care.


 

Latest

Lack of evidence for impact assessment sees Cementa’s limestone mining application turned down as Europe tightens the environmental screw

Cement firm's mining license suspension signals tougher EU stance on eco-damage

Architects’ value is their combination of deep generalist and broad specialist knowledge, says Alan Jones

The profession’s knowledge should see the whole project through

They may be unloved but, in these exceptional times, the out-of-town compounds could play a key role in establishing new workplace models

The unloved out-of-town compound could play a key role in establishing new workplace models

The new getaway for a writer in the Danish countryside will tell an evolving story as it patinates – and could offer rural vernacular a hope

A house for a writer, what book does it conjure up?

There’s an element of controversy in this round of planning approvals, with a waste incinerator decision defying environmentalists, questions of funding priorities and consents requiring several reworkings, but sustainability lies at the heart of most of the players’ viewpoints

For or against, all sides draw sustainability to their cause