09. October 2018
Duravit's successful Architec collection has just hit a milestone of 25 years on the market! From Architec's innovative washbasin to its new panel tub, the collection's distinct, clean lines and wide range of sizes and configurations make Architec a truly enduring design.
“Architec stays true to clear lines and a restrained style, which lead to a long product life and sustainability in the best sense of the word,” says Prof. Frank Huster, who developed the ceramic range in conjunction with Duravit 25 years ago.
An architect’s design relies on the fundamental architectural elements of the circle and the square. Architec applies this philosophy to the bath, with a history of providing feasible solutions for all possible floor plans. The Architec washbasin provides additional comfort in barrier-free bathrooms due to its round, integrated, ergonomic grip. Because it allows various combination options using wood or glass, the classic Architec design has caught the attention of projects such as the residential complex “Reflections at Keppel Bay” in Singapore or the Harpa Concert Hall in Iceland.
In addition to the classic washbasins of the original Architec collection, the Architec panel tub was recently developed specifically for the North American market. A modern approach to the standard alcove bathtub, Architec is compact, sleek, and easy-to-clean - making it the ideal option for small spaces. The Architec panel tub is made of durable, high performance acrylic and boasts a sophisticated design; it has a smooth, flat apron front, an integral tile flange on three sides that allows for a continuous flow of the front panel to the floor, which eliminates the need to tile the item in. The tub also has adjustable feet, and its leveling foot support system removes the need for an additional bedding compound, cutting out a time-consuming installation factor. Furthermore, the panel tub is enhanced by the integration of left- or right-hand drain configuration, which allows for increased flexibility in the bathroom.