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4.0 out of 5 stars Useful guidance for designing a bathroom
This is an oddball book. It comes across as a bit of a coffee table special, with its neat binding and high qaulity print on heavy paper. However it has a technical edge to it in that all of the 35 bathrooms include technical drawings showing elevations, some of them in quite fine detail. It's a shame that there's not a bit more added to these drawings in the way of...
Published on 24 Sep 2009 by Takenforgranted

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2.0 out of 5 stars maybe my taste is all in my mouth
We decided to remodel our bathroom and though a book on contemporary bathrooms may help. The layout designs in this book are interesting and helpful enough, but to my eye the execution often ends in something quite ugly and it was surprising to see how little bathroom design has changed in the last 20 or 30 years.
Published on 11 May 2012 by Milli's Master


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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Useful guidance for designing a bathroom, 24 Sep 2009
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This review is from: Detail in Contemporary Bathroom Design (Hardcover)
This is an oddball book. It comes across as a bit of a coffee table special, with its neat binding and high qaulity print on heavy paper. However it has a technical edge to it in that all of the 35 bathrooms include technical drawings showing elevations, some of them in quite fine detail. It's a shame that there's not a bit more added to these drawings in the way of dimensions and explanatory notes (though the dimensions that are included make it possible to scale off of the drawings anyway) to allow a greater understanding of how some of the features have been constructed.

Almost all of the designs are very modern in outlook. 'Contemporary' in the title certainly is the case here. Some are stark to the point of appearing completely sterile. A few show real flair and a fine sense of proportion. But it's the added technical slant that sets this book apart from others that I have seen.

There are a couple of things missing that would really make this book a must-buy (hence four stars, not five). One would be a CD with the technical drawings in something like an AutoCAD or DXF format, the other would have been some photos showing the bathrooms during construction (probably a difficult thing for the author to organise!).

A worthwhile purchase if you are planning a high quality bathroom, either for yourself as a keen DIY'er or professionally for others.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good, 3 April 2013
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I like and find this book very usefull for architects. It seems to me a good buy for the people interested in architecture
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2.0 out of 5 stars maybe my taste is all in my mouth, 11 May 2012
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We decided to remodel our bathroom and though a book on contemporary bathrooms may help. The layout designs in this book are interesting and helpful enough, but to my eye the execution often ends in something quite ugly and it was surprising to see how little bathroom design has changed in the last 20 or 30 years.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Practicality?, 28 Sep 2009
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The book I find is good for conceptual ideas and to help resolve some detailing issues, however the practicalities of some of the details are questionable, for example the bath on the front cover.
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