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Public Toilet


Project description:
★Design Concept
Curved Wall Which Makes Cleanliness
It is a renewal of a public toilet in Nakanojo town, Gunma.
The site is on center of the town, on the corner of the parking of Ringshoji temple, a historical temple in Nakanojo.
The toilet is asked to be a symbol of the town where has art festival ‘Nakanojo Biennale’, and at the same time, is asked to be a fresh and comfortable public toilet which is not ‘dismal’ like ordinal public toilets in Japan.
Considering the maintenance of a public... +
★Design Concept
Curved Wall Which Makes Cleanliness
It is a renewal of a public toilet in Nakanojo town, Gunma.
The site is on center of the town, on the corner of the parking of Ringshoji temple, a historical temple in Nakanojo.
The toilet is asked to be a symbol of the town where has art festival ‘Nakanojo Biennale’, and at the same time, is asked to be a fresh and comfortable public toilet which is not ‘dismal’ like ordinal public toilets in Japan.
Considering the maintenance of a public toilet, instead of by using woods so as to add coziness, we remove the dismalness by designing the contrast of the space.
We considered that the corner of the ordinal square toilet is a matter of the dismalness, by making a shadow and by parasitizing puddles, dust or spiders.
So we actualized a fresh and comfortable space of public toilet by getting rid of corners and lighting the interior wall by natural light from the top light.

A Form for Making a Distance and a Flow of People
The S-shaped wall makes an adequate distance between man’s toilet and women’s toilet, and at the same time receives a flow of people from both side of the street and the parking.
And also the curved wall induces people and cars from the street into the parking.
In spite of a 10m2 minimal building, it combines those elements like the flow of people and cars around the site, interior comfortableness, and the symbolism in the town.

★Data
Adress: Isemachi Nakanojo-machi Agatsuma-gun Gunma,Japan
Architectural Design: Hideaki Kubo+Yumi Tsushima/Kubo Tsushima Architects
Structural Design: Megumi Tamura
Construction: Kanna

Building Area: 13.68m2
Total Floor Area: 8.87m2
Structure: Wooden Structure
Design Period: August 2014〜February 2015
Construction Period: July2015〜September 2015 -


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    Start of construction 02/2015
    Completion 08/2015
    Type of building other (New building)
    Project size
    Gross floor area in square meters 9 m2
    Project address JP-Isemachi
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