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For this refurbished bathroom in central London, the designer explored the theme of indoor-outdoor space. By studying characteristics of nature and translating them into the language of design, the architects aimed to create an in-between zone, somewhere that is neither inside nor outside, a space that becomes a metaphor for nature. The Indoor Outdoor Bathroom is about transformation and interaction: plants change in volume through time and engage the client as she witnesses their growth and evolution. The reflective patterns of the tadelakt (plaster) walls and ceiling change according to the light conditions and time of the day. The central design piece is a 3-dimensional fluid trellis made of gold-plated jewellery chains, which functions as support for air-filtering climbing plants. Throughout the design process the architects focused on applying principles of Cradle to Cradle (C2C) design, reusing elements from the previous fit-out and integrating non-toxic, healthy building materials.