GROHE has shown its support for the Tiny House movement by supplying a selection of its sanitaryware which has been designed with minimalism in mind.
The ever-growing concerns around the housing shortage is becoming a challenge for today’s society. New major projects are continuously being conceptualised, developed and launched in order to gain as much living space as possible as quickly as possible.
However, there are also smaller projects and initiatives taking place around the world that deal with the condensing of living space, creating space-saving, inspiring and efficient solutions with sophisticated technology and sustainable construction methods.
The so-called Tiny House movement is one of these projects, which is reportedly becoming increasingly popular in Germany. The trend, which originates in the USA, seeks to create new individual living solutions, particularly for urban spaces where population density is significantly higher.
This year, the first minimal house by CABIN SPACEY – a pioneer of the Tiny House and urban explorer movement – was presented at the Tech Open Air in Berlin. For the young team of architects led by Andreas Rauch and Simon Becker, the focus was said to be about gaining a new understanding on the subject of living.
A minimal house, it offers 25 square meters space for up to two persons. Together with the manufacturer VARIAHOME, architects Rauch and Becker aligned closely with one another in the practical implementation of the house to ensure that each centimetre of space was being used in the most efficient way.
Multi-functional appliance solutions were considered ideal for the project and, therefore, when specifying for the kitchen area, the architect team selected the GROHE Red water system which provides filtered kettle hot water directly from the tap.
In the bathroom, the Rapido T concealed thermostatic mixer was chosen; a universal fitting that can be used with a shower, bath or central mixer. It was said to be favoured for its minimal profile depth requirements, made possible by a concealed behind-the-wall installation, which leaves optimum space in the shower enclosure and a sleek, minimalist aesthetic.
GROHE wall-mounted fittings such as washbasins were also specified to make the functional areas as accessible and spacious as possible.