Who has not felt the anxiety of using a restroom outside the comfort of their home? Various architects have experimented with proposals that address these stressful situations, addressing the efficiency of public restrooms from their sanitary facilities, spatial distribution and, mainly, privacy and comfort.
These variations can be seen in the planimetry of numerous examples published on our site. We've selected a number of projects that can inspire your next design.
Africa’s tallest skyscraper is set to begin construction in two weeks time. Designed by Spanish architects Rafael de la-Hoz Arquitectos and Moroccan firm CHB Cabinet Hakim Benjelloun, the 820-ft tall Bank of Africa Tower will take the title of tallest tower from the Carlton Centre in Johannesburg. Aiming for LEED Gold and HQE ratings, the tower will begin construction on November 1 and is expected be complete by May 30, 2022.
- Architects: Projectiles
- Location: 34700 Lodève, France
- Area: 3251.0 m2
- Project Year: 2018
- Photographs: Vincent Fillon
- Collaborators: Daniel Meszaros, partner-architect in charge, Clara Reviu, Johanna Bleicher, Colas Saint-Martin, Pierre-Alexandre Treust, Thomas Bouchet, Charlotte Billon, Juliette Turpin, Brice Launay
- Patrimonial Architect: LAURENT DUFOIX
- Landscape: EMMA BLANC Paysage
- Structures: OCD Groupe
- Coordination: OCD Groupe
- Graphic Design: POLYGRAPHIK
- Lighting Design: HERVE AUDIBERT
- Cost: MICHEL FORGUE
- Sustainability: ALBERT & COMPAGNIE
- Consultants: COMMENT Multimedia
- Client: Communauté de Communes Lodévois et Larzac
Alejandro Zaera-Polo (born October 17th 1963) is an internationally recognized architect and scholar, and founder of London, Zurich, and Princeton-based firm Alejandro Zaera-Polo & Maider Llaguno Architecture (AZPML). First rising to prominence in the 1980s with his writings for publications such as El Croquis, Zaera-Polo has had a prolific career in both the academic and professional realms of architecture.
- Architects: ZHUBO DESIGN
- Location: Yingtai East Road, Chenxiang Town, ChangtaiCounty, Zhangzhou, Fujian, China
- Lead Architects: Weizhong Yang
- Design Team: Xin Liang, Wenlei Li, Jixue Long, Huangjun Shi, Chenchong Zhao
- Design Group: Chief Architect Studio
- Area: 2317.0 m2
- Project Year: 2018
- Photographs: Jian Zhang
- Other Participants: SNP,GVL
- Customer: Poly
- Client Architect: Yongxiao Ma, Ying Bai
- Architects: KHUÔN Studio
- Location: Vietnam
- Lead Architects: Huynh Anh Tuan, Nguyen An Hoa, Nguyen Do Hoang Nam, Nguyen Xuan Truong
- Project Year: 2018
Text description provided by the architects. In the beginning, our team was intrigued by the peculiar site of this house, which is formed by two small lots joined by a juncture of over one meter in width. This bridge acts as an important connection of living spaces in the residence.
This article was originally published on August 15, 2016. To read the stories behind other celebrated architecture projects, visit our AD Classics section.
Le Corbusier made an indelible mark on Modernist architecture when he declared “une maison est une machine-à-habiter” (“a house is a machine for living”). His belief that architecture should be as efficient as machinery resulted in such proposals such as the Plan Voisin, a proposal to transform the Second Empire boulevards of Paris into a series of cruciform skyscrapers rising from a grid of freeways and open parks. Not all of Le Corbusier’s concepts, however, were geared toward such radical urban transformation. His 1965 proposal for a hospital in Venice, Italy, was notable in its attempt at seeking aesthetic harmony with its unique surroundings: an attempt not to eradicate history, but to translate it.
- Architects: Moohoi Architecture Studio
- Location: Seoul, South Korea
- Lead Architect: Kim JaeKwan
- Project Year: 2017
- Photographs: Kim JaeKwan
It is a jip-Soo-ri for two households. An entry porch is devised so a family of two households can be either connected or separated. The existing structure was 56 years old house, the basic structure was reused, while the rest was repaired to suit the contemporary demands and needs.