Most beautiful toilet ever

Designing a toilet in somewhere else in the world is not the same as designing it in a place like this one, inserted in one of the most beautiful and intriguing landscapes in the world. In such an environment, we did not even consider the possibility of designing a toilet as a merely functional service, but rather as a vital experience. We propose an absolutely iconic object which those who visit it will remember forever. A different and unique experience in life. The most beautiful toilet in the world. 

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Beguinage Hasselt

Located in Hasselt’s city centre, the beguinage surrounds a church that was once the tallest structure in the city. Having being bombed in the Second World War, the church now lies as a ruin and the surrounding gardens have become leftover spaces, resulting in the overall complex being a shadow of its former self.

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Co-living in Ciutadella, Barcelona

Housing as we undersand it is constantly changing and evolving. The rise in the rental prices  and the fact that more and more people are living on their own, make coliving a great life style. 

We start from an infinite reticular system of pillars every 7 meters, which create patios of different magnitudes (14×7 and 7×7 meters) alternated to generate different interior spaces , looking for south east orientation for each living unit.

Around the patio is organized the coliving, mixing individual or double “boxes” that is where people live and common spaces such as studying rooms or other leisure functions.

The building is only two stories high in order to make the light arrive to every floor. 

The houses are organized understood as furniture. Starting from an opaque wood box,it is divided into spaces for public and private use (kitchen, bed, toilet), where different parts of the furniture are removed and opened to take advantage of the space, always looking for a direct relationship with the exterior private terrace and the patio.
On the ground floor, keeping the idea of a box / piece of furniture in a pillar grid, different large pieces are generated with the most important program (dining room, auditorium, multipurpose room, gym) rotated to give a sense of box and accompanying the walking paths that  come from the street outside. The intersections of the patios and the “boxes” on the ground floor allow a visual relationship between this and the 1st floor.

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HEDELAND

New objects in an industrial landscape The project is part of a winning entry for the future development of the industrial landscape of Hedeland. The small steel structures act as reference points in the open landscape. At first sight you could wonder whether the objects are fragments or left over machinery from the area’s industry. […]

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Sydney Opera Pavilion

Temporary pavilion celebrating Utzon100 For Jørn Utzon’s 100th anniversary, and the Sydney Opera’s 45th anniversary, Johansen Skovsted Arkitekter was commissioned to design a temporary pavilion based on Utzon’s architectural motifs. The pavilion is a processed mock-up of a building fragment that never existed, namely one of the plywood beams that, when put together, where to […]

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PARASITE HOUSE

This is the 21st century. There is a new way of life. We eat outside, study abroad and travel the world. We are nomads and like the change. We live in community and like to interact with others. That’s why in our project we question the limits of privacy.

We have created a cell that is emptied from the expendable spaces (kitchen, living room, corridor and hall). The bed and WC are the only elements that are being kept inside. Everything else is done outside. This reduces the cell’s size. We parasite the building and the city. We want both the privacy of the cell and the public of the square. The building acts as an ecosystem. The rooftop is used to cultivate and the ground floor to cook what we have produced. We can eat and interact everywhere. It is a collective way of living.

We believe in self-management and in ecology. This is not something new, we are going back to our instincts. We believe in the ephemeral, flexible, recyclable and changing. We dry-build the cells in any form we want. The atrezzo is disassembled as easily as it is assembled. Maybe in the future this building won’t be social housing anymore. It might be Inditex’s.

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PARASITE HOUSE

This is the 21st century. There is a new way of life. We eat outside, study abroad and travel the world. We are nomads and like the change. We live in community and like to interact with others. That’s why in our project we question the limits of privacy.

We have created a cell that is emptied from the expendable spaces (kitchen, living room, corridor and hall). The bed and WC are the only elements that are being kept inside. Everything else is done outside. This reduces the cell’s size. We parasite the building and the city. We want both the privacy of the cell and the public of the square. The building acts as an ecosystem. The rooftop is used to cultivate and the ground floor to cook what we have produced. We can eat and interact everywhere. It is a collective way of living.

We believe in self-management and in ecology. This is not something new, we are going back to our instincts. We believe in the ephemeral, flexible, recyclable and changing. We dry-build the cells in any form we want. The atrezzo is disassembled as easily as it is assembled. Maybe in the future this building won’t be social housing anymore. It might be Inditex’s.

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