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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Public Toilets in Uster by Gramazio & Kohler

 
September 6th, 2012 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Gramazio & Kohler

This public toilet, which has been developed for the city of Uster in 2011, is a prototype for a new typology of urban infrastructure which will be installed, in different variations, at several places on the city territory over the next few years. The parametric design of its façade, consisting of folded, vertically arranged colored aluminum strips, can adapt to changing building sizes and shapes as well as, through its color scheme, to the surrounding context.

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  • Architects: Gramazio & Kohler
  • Project: Public Toilets
  • Location: Uster
  • Project Architect: Sarah Schneider
  • Planning: May until August 2010
  • Execution: June until November 2011
  • Built site area: 9 m2
  • Installation costs (BKP 1-5): 260000 chf
  • Client: City of Uster
  • Collaborators: Sarah Schneider (project lead), Christian Schwarzwimmer, Kathrin Hiebler
  • Selected contractors: Dipl.Ing. Fierz GmbH, Glattfelden (Toilet Facility), Blaser Metallbau AG, Andelfingen (Facade Panels), Elkuch Eisenring AG, Jonschwil (Prefab Module Encasing)

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The depth of the folded structure and the varying reflection angle of the light on its structure, in combination with the slightly different colors of the single strips, generate a shimmering effect that changes depending on the sun as well as the observers’ position.

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