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Seaside Periscope in Gdynia, Poland by Adam Wiercinski Architekt

Friday, July 7th, 2017

Article source: Adam Wiercinski Architekt 

The idea for a public toilet in Gdynia is closely related to the location of the given area. View of the open sea and extending walking paths, suggested concept of creating building that besides its primary function will be set in a seaside tourist character. Periscope building allows its users to observe sea from the interior not through the traditional window. By placing the upper mirror of this periscope mechanism at a height of 4m, view of the water is raised above the boulevard’s level and so the strolling people. Users of the public toilet can see an undisturbed yet always different image of the Baltic Sea. Monolithic, concrete building owes its shape to the hidden periscope structure, but due to the rounded arcade and used raw materials, building with its profile resembles the nearby breakwater, blending with the local landscape. In the gap between the women’s and men’s toilet, there is a tribune from which people can enjoy view of the Baltic Sea. Its form, in contrast to the traditional benches, can hold a larger group of people. Wooden finish of the tribune and its surrounding walls warms raw style of the building. Inside the toilet, as well as outside the building, walls are covered with concrete. Free space under periscope construction is filled with huge pebbles, reminding the breakwater. Simple interior exposes periscope’s mirror with Baltic Sea view. Direct access to the building allows independent use of all the toilet rooms. Whole object in its form and function blends with the coastal mood, creating entirely new point on the promenade path.

Image Courtesy © Adam Wiercinski Architekt

  • Architects: Adam Wiercinski Architekt
  • Project: Seaside Periscope
  • Location: Gdynia, Poland
  • Software used: Sketchup, Photoshop, Autocad
  • Year: 2014


Kiosks And Public Toilets in Ecatepec, Mexico by LANZA Atelier

Saturday, July 16th, 2016

Article source: LANZA Atelier

When commissioned to design public equipment along the bicycle track at Av. Central in Ecatepec, Estado de México, we saw an opportunity to achieve common spaces at a very low cost in an area that urgently needs qualified public infrastructure. Thus, we proposed three modules of baths and 13 pairs of kiosks intended to create a democratic urban fabric.

Image Courtesy © Camila Cossio

Image Courtesy © Camila Cossio

  • Architects: LANZA Atelier
  • Project: Kiosks And Public Toilets
  • Location: Ecatepec, Mexico
  • Photography: Camila Cossio
  • Software used: Autocad and Sketch Up


Kiosk on the Ravelijn in Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands by RO&AD Architecten

Saturday, July 2nd, 2016

Article source: RO&AD Architecten

Short History

The Ravelijn “Op den Zoom” is a fort-island of the city of Bergen op Zoom in The Netherlands which is made in the beginning of the 18th century by Menno van Coehoorn, a famous fort builder. This is the only “ravelijn” of him still present. The island sits just outside of the former center of the city.  At the end of the 19th century the fortress lost its defensive function. Nowadays the island-fort is mainly used for small public and private events.

Image Courtesy © Bastiaan Musscher

Image Courtesy © Bastiaan Musscher

  • Architects: RO&AD Architecten
  • Project: Kiosk on the Ravelijn
  • Location: Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands
  • Photography: Bastiaan Musscher
  • Software used: Sketchup and Autocad
  • Design team: Ro Koster, Ad Kil, Martin van Overveld
  • Commisioner: City Council of Bergen op Zoom
  • Structural Engineer: Lüning, Doetinchem, The Netherlands
  • Contractor: Heijmans, The Netherlands
  • Construction time: 4 months, finished  March 2015


Besiktas Quarter Complex in Istanbul, Turkey by 34 Architects – 34 Mimarlık

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

Article source: 34 Architects – 34 Mimarlık

The project has been carried out as a proposal to unify service units of the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality and Besiktas Municipality, at district levels.

Image Courtesy © Altkat Architectural Photography

Image Courtesy © Altkat Architectural Photography

  • Architects: 34 Architects – 34 Mimarlık
  • Project: Besiktas Quarter Complex
  • Location: BesiktasIstanbul, Turkey
  • Photography: Altkat Architectural Photography
  • Project Managers: Cenk Saracoglu, Zeynep Bahar
  • Client: Besiktas Municipality
  • Year: 2014


House of Toilet in Ibukijima Island, Japan by Daigo Ishii + Future-scape Archtiects

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

Article source: Daigo Ishii + Future-scape Archtiects

In the traditional local house in Ibukijima Island, the toilet is mostly established in a small cottage separated from the main house. In Ibukijima Island, the toilet is a peripheral space that is repelled and excluded from the main house.

The relation between the main house and the separated cottage resembles the relation between the main land and isolated Ibukijima island or between a big city and a remote district somewhere. Now, Ibukijima island is only connected with liner from Kanonji city of the main land, and the small isolated island serves as the periphery of the main land and the country of Japan.

Image Courtesy © Daigo Ishii + Future-scape Architects, See the east side elevation with alley between the walls.

  • Architects: Daigo Ishii + Future-scape Archtiects
  • Project: House of Toilet
  • Location: Ibukijima Island, Japan
  • Client: Kanonji-city
  • Structural engineers: Takumi Design Office
  • Mechanical engineers: Akeno Mechanical Design Laboratory
  • Construction company: Ii Koumuten Construction Company
  • Function: public toilet
  • Site area: 50.91m2
  • Building area: 50.91m2
  • Floor area: 50.91m2
  • Completion date: July, 2013
  • Structure: wood
  • Software used: Vectorworks (CAD), Photoshop and Illustrator.

Exterior finish

  • Roof: fiber reinforced plastic waterproofing
  • Exterior wall: fiber reinforced plastic waterproofing
  • Wall of alley: transparent polycarbonate corrugated sheet t=0.7mm + structural plywood painted with wood paint with water resistance

Interior finish

  • Floor: reinforced concrete finished with trowel white gravel
  • Wall: structural plywood painted with wood paint with water resistance, calsium silicate plate painted with NAD acrylic resin coating
  • Ceiling: structural plywood painted with wood paint with water resistance, calsium silicate plate painted with NAD acrylic resin coating

Lady Bird Lake Hike and Bike Trail Restroom in Austin, Texas by Miró Rivera Architects

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

Article source: Miró Rivera Architects

The Lady Bird Lake Hike and Bike Trail is a linear park of scenic trails and landscaping that follows the banks of the Colorado River in downtown Austin. Very popular among runners and bike riders, the park provides residents and visitors with a rural escape in an urban setting. The Restroom—the first public restroom built in the park in over 30 years—was built by the Town Lake Trail Foundation, a community-based non-profit organization, in partnership with the city’s Parks and Recreation Department.

Image Courtesy © Paul Finkel | Piston Design

  • Architects: Miró Rivera Architects
  • Project: Lady Bird Lake Hike and Bike Trail Restroom
  • Location: Austin, Texas
  • Photography: Paul Finkel | Piston Design, Paul Bardagjy, Miró Rivera Architects
  • Software used: AutoCAD

Public Toilets in Lyon, France by Jacky Suchail Architecte

Sunday, January 13th, 2013

Article source: Jacky Suchail Architecte

Jacky Suchail Architecte has recently installed eight new public toilets in the Tête d’Or. They are easily visible and conveniently located on the perimeter of the park and at strategic points within it. They are all different, though with a similar basic form in wood and concrete: plinth, superstructure, screen and sun shades.

Image Courtesy Franck Fleury

  • Architects: Jacky Suchail Architecte
  • Project: Public Toilets
  • Location: The Tête d’Or park, Lyon, France
  • Commissioning body: City of Lyon, Green Spaces department
  • Architects: Jacky Suchail Architecte
  • Design office: E2CA
  • Programme: 8 toilet units
  • Cost: €700,000
  • Contractors: Earthworks, shell Dutel – SNL, Weatherproofing, wood, walls Chopin
  • Photography: Franck Fleury
  • Design and texts: Anne Rolland


Public Toilets in Uster by Gramazio & Kohler

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

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.

Image Courtesy Gramazio & Kohler

  • 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)


Kumutoto Toilets in Wellington, New Zealand by Studio Pacific Architecture

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

Article source: Studio Pacific Architecture

These public toilets are located at the Synergy Plaza in the Kumutoto Precinct, situated at the northern-most end of Wellington’s waterfront. As well as taking into account practical considerations such as security, hygiene and vandalism, the brief was to create a structure with a sculptural form, something iconic, highly visible and unusual that was also well integrated into the visual and historical context of the surrounding precinct.

Image Courtesy Studio Pacific Architecture

  • Architects: Studio Pacific Architecture
  • Project: Kumutoto Toilets
  • Location: Wellington, New Zealand
  • Project team: Stephen McDougall, Bret Thurston, Guy Marriage, Peter Mitchell
  • Client: Wellington Waterfront Ltd
  • Size: 26.5m2
  • Completion: September 2011
  • Materials: Concrete, steel
  • Software used: ArchiCAD

Valletta Toilets in Valletta, Malta by Chris Briffa Architects

Friday, March 4th, 2011

Valletta Toilets

ARCHITECT: Chris Briffa Architects

PROGRAM: Public Convenience / Art Space Refurbishment

CLIENT: Valletta Local Council

LOCATION: Various, Valletta

DESIGN: Chris Briffa, Sandro Valentino, Marcia Calleja Haber, Justin Schembri, Matthew Casha

STATUS: Awaiting Development Permission (more…)

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