Light and Space in the Master Bath
Strategic daylighting and an open plan make this modern master bath a unique retreat.
Synopsis: Award-winning designer Fu-Tung Cheng outlines the strategies he employed to create this open, light-filled bath. The shower features a translucent plenum that maintains a feeling of intimacy while permitting light from the skylights above to illuminate the space. A clerestory glass partition lets in even more natural light. Different tiles for the shower wall and the vanity wall represent the ancient and the contemporary. The floating concrete vanity balances heft with buoyancy.
Located in Los Altos Hills, Calif., this home demonstrates a lively relationship with natural elements in order to form a sense of warmth and intimacy. The master bath is on the second floor and echoes the clean lines seen throughout the large-scale, environmentally conscious home.
Part of the master suite, the bath has an open, loftlike feel achieved with high ceilings and windows, which allow natural light to fill the room. No door is required except to…