Public Toilets International
It happens so everybody needs to visit them once in a while. For many of us in Europe and the US there is nothing public about the programme they accommodate so these inescapably important amenities have become a sort of a grey zone in public buildings (yep, that's what they are). In a massive effort to make them inconspicuous they have been standardized, buried in underground bunkers, hidden behind blind walls. However, it’s been a fact well known (even in New York of 'Ragtime' novel) that light and ventilation keep bacteria and odours at bay. At times public toilets have been so outlawed in our minds that in certain spots in the world embarrassment with their mere existence seems to have led to inability to provide sound sanitation. Or could it be the other way round - has avoiding them resulted from intolerable hygiene conditions? People around the globe - and in history - have developed their unique perception, level of open-mindedness, fair share of humour and own terminology for public lavatories. Whether it's the 'restroom', the 'loo', the 'house number 00' you need to visit or you just happen to 'powder you nose' once in a while, it is a fact worth noting that these small public amenities are a challenging opportunity for inspiring design and this collection comes in proof thereof.