Architecture | Barrier free

Comfortable, safe, barrier-free: Daniela Heinemann talks about the modern bathroom


People who have to cope with physical or agerelated limitations know just how important a safe and easy-touse bathroom is when it comes to their independence and wellbeing. In his lecture Jens J. Wischmann talks about current developments of barrier free bathrooms. 


New elective services section in the Hemer lung clinic with products from Keuco


Last year the lung clinic in Hemer has been extended by one building. The new stations are fitted with products from Keuco. 


Bathrooms for young and old


Stylish furnishing trends have no place in the bathroom. Really? Are sanitary facilities still technology-driven and, given the effort required to install them, should they be functional and long-lasting? However, why there are more and more design proposals interpreting the bathroom as a trend-oriented space for living whilst also responding to societal trends, like health consciousness and demographic developments. 


Interview: Functional aspects of the coloured design of the Hewi washbasin


In the interview, architect Dr. Birgit Dietz explains the background thoughts in the development of the age and dementia-sensitive washbasin, which she designed together with Hewi.  


Hewi Dementia Washbasin: Orientation through contrast


Hewi has developed a washbasin especially for dementia patients. The function is signalled by a permanently attached coloured marking. 


One Bathroom for all Ages, Shapes and Sizes


Separate bathrooms for the children, parents and grandparents: Even if you can’t afford this luxury, you can have products suitable for all ages, shapes and sizes – and which are flexible, comfortable and chic. 


Hansgrohe: ShowerSelect novelties with high-quality glass surface


With its new concealed ShowerSelect thermostats Hansgrohe presents a timeless and clear design, a wide shelf and a high-quality white glass surface.