Velcro was invented based on the way burrs interlock with clothing fibres to achieve their tenacious cling. A Zimbabwe office and shopping centre designed its natural ventilation system to emulate the airflow through a termite mound.
As our culture accelerates and fragments, with an always-on philosophy where work can happen anywhere and technological interruptions are the norm, it should be no surprise that people are looking for an escape.
These two factors make all the difference in a bathroom, especially smaller ones. Because a toilet tank adds many inches to the depth of a standard toilet, wall-hung models take up much less room, both literally up to 9 inches and visually
As technology continues to draw the world closer together, architects, designers, and hospitality brands must balance the need to streamline development across multiple projects with environmental sensitivity and awareness of local culture.
Central to TOTO Total Design is taking into account people of all ages and abilities. Universal Height offers sinks and toilets at a more manageable height, making the bathroom more accessible and enjoyable for everyone.
A delicate floral arrangement in a porcelain vase welcomes you to the sink in one boldly blue-hued bathroom. Stately wall sconces stand guard at another sink, while a modern crystal chandelier highlights a chocolate-walled sitting area in another.