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: History and evolution of the public toilet. Places of leisure: e.g., restaurants, bars, clubs, malls, gyms, theatres, museums, stadiums. Commuting spaces: e.g., airports, railway 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, nappy-changing stations. Locations from around the world are featured, including restaurants, bars, malls, schools, museums, hotels, gyms, cinemas, boutiques, businesses, stadiums, airports, railway stations, street lavatories and park toilets. 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-colour 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. esigners, architects, students and the purely inquisitive will find Public Toilet Design fascinating and informative.
About the Author
Zamora studied interior architecture in Barcelona and later in San Francisco where he honed his design skills working with innovative architecture firms. Currently, he lives in Barcelona and applies his experience to writing and editing about design and architecture.
[Review of previous edition: ] Brilliantly illustrated presentation of public toilets... combine[s] utility with what is often spectacular design.-- (12/18/2005)
[Review of previous edition: ] Full-color photos of the world's best loos... makes a good argument that, even when you're in the toilet, the ambience in a place has to carry through to the space.-- (12/24/2005)
[Review of previous edition: ] Photos of public bathrooms tricked out... it will remind people that some bathrooms are nicer than your living room.-- (12/11/2005)
[Review of previous edition: ] Edgy loos from around the world.--Sources and Design (03/01/2006)
[Review of previous edition: ] Here are artistic photographs of carefully chosen water closets in hotels, bars, restaurants, civic buildings and businesses worldwide...This is a perfect book for the John.-- (07/02/2006)
[Review of previous edition: ] Many of the bathrooms photographed in the book... really are spectacular.-- (01/21/2006)