Step into nine open showers that redefine the ritual of rinsing.
Contrary to the traditional notion of a shower – an enclosed space with a protective glass door – these nine doorless showers share an unabated sense of openness and tranquillity. Coupled with tall ceilings, evocative materials and a window or skylight, each shower is the epitome of at-home quiet and calm.
01. House B
The sculptural, all-white shower-bath in this Belgian home evokes feelings of purity and freshness, both intrinsic to the showering experience. While the space is uniform in colour and materiality, it features contrasting angular and curved lines, adding a layer of visual appeal.
02. Baita MV
Luconi Architetti Associati
This monolithic shower is a pocket of tranquillity in the mountains of Madesimo, Italy. The space is enveloped in large-format raw stone, creating a subdued, soothing atmosphere – perfect for detaching from the outside world.
03. 10AM Penthouse
Studio Andrew Trotter
This penthouse in Athens includes an open-plan, open-air bathroom that overlooks the city, comprising earthen textures and tones. Flooring is consistent throughout, while the level changes around the shower for seamless water runoff.
This home in Los Angeles features a doorless shower clad in Calacatta Viola marble and crowned by a 20-foot skylight – a showstopper within the home’s warm, farmhouse-inspired interiors.
05. Villa E
Inside this mountain-top Moroccan retreat is a shower that knows no boundaries – not between the rest of the bathroom or the surrounding landscape. As a result, there is a sense of being secluded and in the undivided presence of nature.
06. California Coastal
Tucker & Marks
It’s one thing to live by the ocean; it’s another to spend one of the most relaxing parts of your day right beside it. This Californian home offers just that, with a spacious, doorless shower with an unmatched view of the ocean just a few metres away – and a material palette to rival it.
08. Casa Coral
Recoveco | Taller de arquitectura
This holiday home in Tulum is composed of soothing, nature-oriented spaces. The bath-shower space is where guests can decompress, with diffused light filtering through the breeze-block wall and the relaxing sounds of the surrounding jungle.
09. Altar Tulum
Stucco-clad walls and arched ceilings are the hallmarks of this serene home in Tulum. These arresting architectural features make the home’s shower-bath space feel more like a temple or bathing house.