SD TOILET

By Ida&Billy Architects

SD TOILET

廣州市, 中國
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: Ida&Billy Architects
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: 2016
Description

A bright grotto – a contemporary abstraction of nature – to refresh shoppers amidst delicate garments and dazzling commodities, is our design concept for this underground toilet.

The design aims to tie back to nature, formally as well as environmentally. Sustainability, spatial sculpting and human comfort drive the whole design.

Minimum alterations are made to the original efficient layout, to minimize structural and piping alteration. It consists of three corridors of cubicles, washbasins & urinals. Wall furring was removed, the ‘found’ round and tilted square columns are painted to form a homogenous white mass to engage the space with unique shape and angle that hint the underlining structures.

White and ‘cyclorama’ setting is applied to give a bright and clean ambience – walls merge with the ceiling seamlessly and smoothly with curved surfaces, to diffuse light for plants to multi-function as general lighting. GRG panels are used to form the curved surfaces, for their durability and sustainable properties. The curved edges also eliminate the possibility of dark, dirty edges.

Indoor plants are grown to purify air, raise indoor oxygen level, and add life and colors of nature. The plants are grown above human level for better management and tidiness. Pots are hidden inside the GRG furring, to enable the plants to form pure strokes of green. Irrigation utilizes grey water collected from the wash basins, supported by a local filtration system.

Designers: Billy Chan, Ida Sze, Michelle Tam, Shann Yong
Contractor: Contractor: Guangdong No.1 Construction Engineering Co. Ltd.

25/09/2017 09:25:38 +08:00