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  • Kutupalong refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh

    Competition: Cities and Refugees GlobalSubscription

    Competition15 July, 2019

    An international student ideas contest has been launched for bold interventions to help refugees living in cities around the world (Deadline: 10 August)

  • Pharping, Nepal

    Competition: Pharping community centre, NepalSubscription

    Competition12 February, 2018

    An international student contest has been launched for a new 170m² community hub in the remote Nepalese village of Pharping (Deadline: 6 May)

  • 1748 diana princess of wales memorial gdns n6 highjames morris

    Princess Diana Memorial Playground Lavatories in London by Jestico + WhilesSubscription

    Buildings29 November, 2017

    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 ...

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    Selvika National Tourist Route in Finnmark, Norway, by Reiulf Ramstad ArkitekterSubscription

    Buildings29 November, 2017

    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

  • Hull

    Typology: Public toiletSubscription

    Thinkpiece29 November, 2017

    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

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    Women’s Toilet in Thane, India by Rohan ChavanSubscription

    Buildings29 November, 2017

    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?

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    House of Toilet on Ibukijima Island, Japan by Daigo Ishii + Future-scape ArchitectsSubscription

    Buildings29 November, 2017

    The symbolic or signifying functions of the public toilet are usually secondary, at the most speaking of civic generosity, or, more accidentally, of meanness and neglect. But why shouldn’t the smallest room commune with the cosmos, as in this public lavatory on the Japanese island of Ibukijima? Taking its cue from the sliced spaces of Daniel Libeskind, the structure – which appears similar to other local houses from the outside – is divided by imaginary lines stretching out beyond the ...