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Public Toilets / Gramazio & Kohler

  • Architects: Gramazio & Kohler
  • Location: Uster, Switzerland
  • Architect in Charge: Sarah Schneider
  • Collaborators: Christian Schwarzwimmer, Kathrin Hiebler
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Gramazio & Kohler

© Gramazio & Kohler © Gramazio & Kohler © Gramazio & Kohler © Gramazio & Kohler

From the architect. The public toilet in the city park of Uster has a complex facade of 295 folded aluminumstrips. The depth of the folding and the slightly different colors of each strip generate a shimmering facade that changes depending on sun angle and the observers' perspective.

© Gramazio & Kohler
© Gramazio & Kohler

Each strip is lasercut and handfolded. The strips are clipped and bolted onto 18 lasercut aluminum sheets that are mounted to the facade of the prefab module "City"   

© Gramazio & Kohler
© Gramazio & Kohler
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