Wednesday, December 31, 2008

soul with a window

"I have a theory that if shoes are the windows to the soul of a person, then toilets are the windows to the soul of an architect...

--helen norrie, speaking about lahz nimmo's new public toilets for sydney centennial park. [article 1, article 2]

in the architects' own words:

Centennial Park Amenities

Lahz Nimmo Architects were awarded this commission through a short listed paid competition process. The brief for the project was to create a generic amenities building, which could be built throughout the Park with minimal adaptation. The first stage of the project involved the design of the generic facility and the construction of two buildings with a further three being completed in a second stage.

The design strategy involved creating a linear landscape driven building which could adhere to existing pathway systems or act as a backdrop to the landscape beyond. The male and female program was divided into two pavilions linked by a roof. The space created between the pavilions acts as a central entry point to the Toilets.


Friday, December 05, 2008

pint day guide to the economy

this flow chart could be applied to architecture as well:

courtesy of pint
be sure to stop by pint day guide to architecture as well...