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Lecture: The changing face of bathroom architecture


The contemporary bathroom is increasingly liberating itself from its sole function as a wet room and being transformed into living space, into a feel-good zone and relaxation area within one’s own four walls. In public areas too, the importance of the bathroom is steadily increasing – along with its status within the architecture as a whole.

The lecture reflects on the architectural changes in the bathroom under the influence of social develop-ments and the influences of the individual. Planning examples illustrate the transformation process the bathroom has undergone in recent years and demonstrate the necessity for a reinterpretation of the archi-tecture –even going so far as to demand that the spatial structures of homes and living spaces should be adapted to emerging development trends.

Pure86_2014_Vortrag_Wadsack_PortraitBorn in Hamburg, Christian Wadsack initially trained as a construction and furniture carpenter before study-ing interior architecture in Detmold and graduating with distinction. He has been running his own interior architecture firm Hofmann + Wadsack in Bad Oeynhausen since 1995. The company’s work focuses on bathrooms, wellness spaces and exhibition planning. His many years as a lecturer at the Detmold School of Architecture and Interior Design predestine him for the events and seminars that he has been successfully conducting for firms such as Hansgrohe in recent years.

The lecture will take place on Thursday, 16-1-2014, at 2:45 p.m. at The Stage, hall 2.2.

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