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Aurland public toilets / Saunders Architecture

  • 01:00 - 4 December, 2008
Aurland public toilets / Saunders Architecture
Aurland public toilets / Saunders Architecture, © Unknown photographer
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From the architect. As we already published the Aurland Look out project by Todd Saunders & Tommie Wilhelmsen, we are featuring now the public toilets included on that amazing wooden platform.

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More pictures and drawings after the break.

"The architecture of the public toilet is opposite of the lookout. While the lookout is light looking the pubic toilet is black painted concrete that is more heavy and solid in appearance. The building is pushed slightly over the edge. The gives it drama yet also creates a facade that is inaccessible to the public. People can look out to the great view from inside the toilets, but no one can look in."

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Tony Gambrah · September 23, 2011

i am amazed...this will make you feel at home

eduardo avalos velez · September 23, 2011

Aurland public toilets / Saunders arkitektur & Wilhelmsen arkitektur

Jan Eivind Braatlund · June 11, 2011

Fantastic! What a view from a toilet!

ayah samarah · June 04, 2011

really nice!!!

vahid ostadzadeh · June 03, 2011

cool.very nice

R Goldschmidt · July 19, 2010

Great project, cool toilet and view.

Bonnie Newman · July 21, 2009

New blog about the Aurland lookout/public toilets in Norway such a BEAUTIFUL view.

daiber · June 21, 2009

every one is beeing kinda zumthorish lately, just in the cosmetic aspect, but I like this project anyway.

Z · June 20, 2009

A great russian comedian once said; you can tell the wellbeing of a nation/people by the design of their toilets..
clearly awesome

majchers · June 03, 2009

What an amazing s**t house! Great job guys! I wish I could use it one day...

Mr. Cheap · April 12, 2009

Wilhelmsens stupid vision coming true : "I want the roof, the wall and the floor to be just one element" ... He does this in everything he does. So funny folding shit today too ... biiiip.

greek quote · April 05, 2009

xese pshla ki agnanteue

Design Pomegranate · March 12, 2009

Public toilets, at their best.

Tom Cavill · February 28, 2009

wow, even the aurland lookout's loo is beaut

JRameau · December 19, 2008

so reminisce of the Peter Zumpthor's Baths in Vals

gilberto camargo amorocho · December 13, 2008

Excelente diseño y espectacular visual que cultivan asepsia.

meangene · December 08, 2008

its cold up there. be careful that your cheeks don't freeze to the seat

aleph187b · December 05, 2008

y a les fosses d'aisance et puis y a les fenêtres sur le monde toute une différence...

blowback · December 05, 2008

Now if you could look at the full view while sat on the crapper, that would be perfection.

Greg · December 05, 2008

Love it, and the couple heading into the toilet... guess they love it too.

Benjamin · December 05, 2008

what a shame it's a toilet...

musser · December 05, 2008

the new castle. solitude. and solid-tude. adore this. i want to live here.

Cameron · December 04, 2008

Now what more can I say, but art can also be functional!

CK TheJunction · December 04, 2008

Breathtaking, wonderful and i dont know any other word for that.

Richie · December 04, 2008

Beautiful work. I'm not sure that it seems right to have public toilets be so prominent in the landscape though (if the surroundings are as unspoilt as they appear)..?

Contemporary Art · December 04, 2008

Gorgeous views. This reminds me of the trio of Mockbee toilets in Alabama. One has a similarly scenic view, and one is a tower with an open roof that frames the sky. Nice project!

Martin · December 04, 2008



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