The fifth book of the Axor Workshop series highlights the exchange of ideas between renowned Asian and European architects.
AquaTektur: the Bathroom in the Dialogue of Cultures – Japan 2008, is the product of an intercultural dialogue between architects from around the world – the focus being the relationship between water, architecture and culture.
The designer brand Hansgrohe AG invited architects to participate in the 2008 workshop in Japan, to explore traditional Japanese bathing culture. The concepts and ideas that emerged during the exchange culminated in the form of AquaTektur.
Philippe Grohe, head of the Axor brand is pleased with the outcome: ‘When architects from different countries get together and spend one week talking at length about their different bathing cultures and customs, we can learn a great deal about bathing as well as the spaces where it takes place.”
AquaTektur: the Bathroom in the Dialogue of Cultures – Japan 2008 creates a platform for dialogue, promoting new approaches to the architectural treatment of water including environmentally compatible solutions to bathing.