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Public Toilet Design: From Hotels, Bars, Restaurants, Civic Buildings and Businesses Worldwide
Public Toilet Design: From Hotels, Bars, Restaurants, Civic Buildings and Businesses Worldwide Public Toilet Design: From Hotels, Bars, Restaurants, Civic Buildings and Businesses Worldwide Public Toilet Design: From Hotels, Bars, Restaurants, Civic Buildings and Businesses Worldwide Public Toilet Design: From Hotels, Bars, Restaurants, Civic Buildings and Businesses Worldwide

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Publisher: Firefly Books

Edition Notes: Second Edition
Author Statement: Francesc Zamora Mola, editor
Audience: Trade
Specs: 600 color photos, directory, index
Pages: 288
Trim Size: 7 1/2" X 7 1/2" X 3/4"
Language code 1: eng
Publication Date: 20130926
Copyright Year: 2013
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Public Toilet Design: From Hotels, Bars, Restaurants, Civic Buildings and Businesses Worldwide

The best, for architects, designers and contractors.

The best, for architects, designers and contractors.

Public Toilet Design presents a selection of 130 very diverse public toilet designs -- 50 of them installed over the last two years -- in which toilets enjoy special status as a vehicle for various artistic and cultural expressions, corporate values and the needs of different social groups.

The book covers as:

  • History and evolution of the public toilet
  • Places of leisure: e.g., restaurants, bars, clubs, malls, gyms, theaters, museums, stadiums
  • Commuting spaces: e.g., airports, train stations, boats, rest areas
  • Public residences: e.g., hotels, spas, geriatric residences
  • Working Environments: e.g., banks, offices, public administrations
  • Materials and accessories used
  • Ergonomics: adaptations for users, including the elderly, handicapped, diaper-changing stations.

Locations from around the world are featured, including restaurants, bars, malls, schools, museums, hotels, gyms, cinemas, boutiques, businesses, stadiums, airports, train stations, street lavatories, and park restrooms.

Among the 50 new designs -- and don't miss the transparent "Don't Miss a Sec" sidewalk toilet -- are the following:

  • Central Library Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • SIDE Hotel, Hamburg, Germany
  • Rain Restaurant, Toronto, Canada
  • Roman Tabernae at the Trajan's Forum, Rome
  • Rizhao Public Bathroom, Rizhao, China
  • Mid-City Gym, New York City
  • Public Toilets at the Port of Dubrovnik, Croatia
  • Yoga Deva, Gilbert, Arizona
  • Kros Urinal, London, UK
  • Restrooms of the New Hotel, Athens, Greece.

More than 600 full-color photographs illustrate the designs in detail and each project is accompanied by descriptive text in five languages. Plans and detailed descriptions show the transformation of the public toilet during its planning, development and construction stages.

Designers, architects, students and the purely inquisitive will find Public Toilet Design fascinating and informative.

Bio:

Francesc Zamora Mola studied interior architecture in Barcelona and later in San Francisco where he honed his design skills working with innovative architecture firms. Currently, Francesc Zamora Mola lives in Barcelona and applies his experience to writing and editing about design and architecture.

Preface:

Introduction

Bathrooms have traditionally been considered as an afterthought in the design of public places and areas. Public toilets are generally thought of as cold, and frequently non-hygienic spaces sometimes associated with delinquency and vandalism. Nevertheless, bathrooms not only form part of our everyday life but also reflect the evolution of hygienic practice, as well as express a range of human cultural practices to such an extent that they form part of the history of civilization.

In recent years, bathrooms have been subject to greater attention from designers, who give full rein to their creativity to turn bathrooms into an experience for the senses while also being imbued with great artistic value. This book presents a selection of very diverse projects in which bathrooms enjoy a special status as a vehicle for various artistic and cultural expressions, corporate values and the requirements of different social groups. Particular attention has been paid to the latter, as the needs of a male user are not the same as those of a woman, child, senior citizen or handicapped person -- and the design of a bathroom must take these characteristics into account. Over the course of four chapters -- Leisure and Culture, Hospitality, Working Environments and Community Spaces -- we take in a survey of bathrooms belonging to different types of buildings, including bars, restaurants, theaters, gyms, offices, hospitals, kindergartens, public institutions, airports and train stations -- all around the world -- with special emphasis on the means used to bring together creativity and functionality.

It seems that designers are gradually rebelling against the long-standing conventions and status quo of bathroom design, and are creating spaces that are both functional and aesthetic.

Cristina del Valle Schuster

TOC:

Table of Contents

Introduction

LEISURE AND CULTURE

    Orhidelia
    Yoga Deva
    Cocoon Club
    Kartel
    Club Musée
    Nisha Acapulco Bar Lounge
    Kabaret's Prophecy
    Le Boutique Club
    Spazio A4
    Casa Cor 2003
    Campus Center in Illinois
    Daycare in Pamplona
    Cinecity Trieste Multiplex
    Central Library Rotterdam
    Nisha Mexico City Bar Lounge
    Mark Taper Forum Renovation
    Man Tong Kitchen
    L'Olio Colto
    Multiplex Cinecity
    Hollywood Bowl Restroom Renovation
    Gravitecture M
    Tokinokura Lavatories
    Trollstigen Tourist Route Project
    Selvika, National Tourist Route

HOSPITALITY

    Hotel Adelph
    Golden Tulip Ashar Suites Shanghai Central
    Hotel Side
    Restrooms at New Hotel
    Hilton Pattaya Restrooms
    Belvedere Hotel Guestroom Bathrooms
    Malatesta Countryside Hotel
    W Paris-Opéra
    Sala Phuket Restrooms
    Hilton Centro Historico Hotel Spa and Fitness Center

WORKING ENVIRONMENTS

    Solengo Headquarters' Restrooms
    Duravit Spain
    Offices Bisazza
    Dunmai Office
    Geberit Training Center
    Nardini
    Bullring Shopping Center
    Siemens Headquarters

COMMUNITY SPACES

    Pavilion Drakensteijn
    Kumutoto Toilets
    Diana, Princes of Wales Memorial Playground
    Britomart Transport Center
    Public Toilets of Urquiza Park
    Public Toilets in Sao Paulo
    Schiphol Airport Amsterdam
    Centennial Park Amenities
    Public Restrooms at Kadikoy Park
    Danfo Urinal
    Kros Urinal
    Don't Miss A Sec
    Public Toilets at the Port of Dubrovnik
    Trail Restroom
    Roadside Rest Area Akkarvikodden

Directory
Index

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