10 Sunlight Streams into Bathrooms Connected to Nature

In this Hawaiian bathroom, the user is forced to slow down, stepping carefully along a pathway across a modernist pond to reach the deep soaking tub. From the lower point of view in the tub, there’s still plenty to see, as the bathroom sink and counter have been cantilevered to float, so as not to cut off the view.

Indonesian designer Iwan Sastrawiguna mixes nature as well as spirituality in this bathing area.

While it is much more refined and urban than the previous pictures, we can still see that humans crave some nature in their relaxation spaces, with abundant use of plants, bouquets, and the ancient element of fire, not to mention the natural wood floor.

Kiev firm LeKS Architects designed this gorgeous modernist tub for two with comfortable backrests, natural wood finishes and decorative candles, in addition to a built-in planter, a softly lit side panel on the tub and huge windows, again connecting the private act of bathing with the greater world outside.

Koj Designs of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam almost places the tub in the bedroom, separated only by a transparent glass wall along with natural stone, an outdoor vista, and decorative candles. This is in harmony with the Asian concept of the tub as a place for relaxation, separate from getting clean and going to the toilet.

We start to see a pattern; where nature is directly connected without windows in between, you can bet it’s a tropical location. Surabaya, Indonesia’s 2G Studio is no exception with this tropical grotto providing natural light to a room designed for keeping cool.

From Valencia, Spain, Cuantico‘s 3D bath visualization combines a vista of deck and rolling hills with rough-hewn board floors and modern outdoor chairs. Verdant natural elements include potted cacti, succulents, a tree, tropical plants and vines, as well as a focal point oculus to let in more natural light and a sculptural rough stone in the foreground.

Kiev, Ukranian freelance architectural visualizer Oleg Suzdalev shows his creation by day and by night. Showering takes place standing on a wooden floor (today’s wood finishes make this possible where wood could not be exposed to so much water decades ago) enclosed in a nearly invisible glass booth. Still on this smooth, warm surface, one can walk to the bath, but from the front it appears to be surrounded by rocks, naturally rounded by the action of water and sand. Under a rockscape like this, drainage can be hidden so that a tub filled to overflowing is no problem.

A terrific swooping waveform tub grabs our attention in this sunlit room by of Vilnius, Lithuania.

Uxua Casa Hotel & Spa is located in Trancoso, Brazil. Lush nature surrounds this whirlpool.