Bathed in Light: Master bathroom design ensures it’s filled with natural light
by Paul Taylor
One key thing most homeowners want in a new bathroom is to have plenty of natural light. But this also has to be balanced against the need for privacy.
In this master bathroom in a new two-storey home, designer FuTung Cheng achieves this balance through a variety of different features.
High above the vanity, a clerestory windows admits sunlight that penetrates below the home’s cantilevered, butterfly roof.
That same window continues across the back wall above the sower, where a large plenum formed from polycarbonate Plexiglass lets in additional, softly filtered light along this side of the room.
Meanwhile a small pivot window sits just above the right side of the sink, aiding ventilation and bringing in even more light.
As in the rest of the house, the master suite also illustrates FuTung Cheng’s hallmark use of concrete.
So the custom designed, trough-like double sink was cast in glass fibre reinforced concrete by Cheng Design and incorporates a subtle veining pattern.