Duravit, headquartered in New York, has joined forces with Kansas-based Studio 804, Inc. to promote adaptive architecture and design. Studio 804 is a not-for-profit that builds and designs a home each year that represents sustainable, affordable, and inventive building solutions. Duravit will donate a variety of bathroom product for the 2018 house, highlighting the impact of forward-thinking, modern bathroom design.
“Our partnership with Studio 804 is a testament to the value of their program,” says Duravit USA President Tim Schroeder. “The effort, research, and care that goes into every Studio 804 project is something Duravit is incredibly proud to be involved with. Their goal to create thoughtfully, sustainable design aligns with our own core values.”
Studio 804 offers education opportunities for graduate Architecture students studying at the University of Kansas. The project is entirely student-run, with every aspect of the design and construction completed by students throughout the nine-month academic year.
Duravit will donate product to correspond with the project’s modern design and accessible features. Signature collections including Darling New, X-Large, and Delos will be on display.
“Duravit has been an ideal partner for Studio 804 throughout the years,” says Professor Dan Rockhill, School of Architecture University of Kansas. “The brand’s focus on innovative, lasting design matches our goals in addressing today’s evolving housing needs and shifting lifestyles.”
The 2018 house will be adjacent to Brook Creek Park in Kansas, situated to maximize views of the natural landscape. The house was designed with an open-space, flexible floor plan in mind to accommodate a variety of living situations and needs. The project consists of both a 1,500-sq.-ft. main house and a 500-sq.-ft. dwelling unit, allowing for greater flexibility and multiple, adaptable living situations.
Following in the footsteps of previous years, students will aim for an 11th LEED Platinum building by limiting their impact on the environment and utilizing advanced building technologies.
Studio 804 is expected to reveal their 2018 housing project May 2018.