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Women’s Toilet in Thane, India by Rohan ChavanSubscription
Secure places to relieve oneself are important for women in India – not only to raise awareness about endemic abuse – but do they work as sites of social interaction?
The orientation of the Casa de Los Vientos in southern Spain shelters it from strong winds while making the most of expansive sea views
Typology: Public toiletSubscription
From the pissoir to the sanisette, from the communal to the stand-alone pod, from male to female provision, a rich seam of history runs through toilets
Station to station: Skjern River pumping stations in Jutland, Denmark by Johansen Skovsted ArkitekterSubscription
Johansen Skovsted’s remodelled pumping stations in rural West Jutland celebrate conscious and unconscious ties that bind us to the environment
31/44 Architects’ reinvention of the Victorian terraced house sensitively exploits a challenging restricted plot in south London
The project is a triumph of the provision of facilities in a sensitive spot, enhancing the place rather than hiding it coyly beneath an architectural fig leaf
Franz Hessel’s 1920s guide to Berlin, translated into English for the first time, is a melancholy guidebook to a since vanished city
The incorporation of a toilet into the memorial for a beloved public figure is a delicate matter, and one that fully justifies a revival of the otherwise tediously prudish British tradition of the subterranean lav. Here, however, the monument takes the form of a children’s playground inspired by Peter Pan, incorporating wigwams and a pirate ship, and the toilets are accordingly anything but po-faced. Rising from the landscaping (designed by Land Use Consultants), a grassy mound covers ...
Peripheral vision: Rue Bonnet social housing in Paris, France by Avenier Cornejo ArchitectesSubscription
The Rue Bonnet social housing in Paris reasserts the urban fabric first devised by Haussmann, except this time with a social conscience
An extension of the city, the new conservatoire in Nantes reinforces music and dance as an open and public urban art form