Easehouse for Singeldingen Foundation
by Lagado Architects

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Dutch firm Lagado Architects have designed a temporary public toilet block with wide open sections in the roof so users can sit on the toilet and look up into the sky (+ slideshow).

Easehouse for Singeldingen Foundation by Lagado Architects

Lagado Architects designed the Easehouse toilet block for the Singeldingen Foundation, a summer program with a pop-up coffee bar in the playground of Heemraadspark in Rotterdam.

Easehouse for Singeldingen Foundation by Lagado Architects

"The open roof reinforces the idea of still being outside while providing the necessary ventilation," Verhagen said.

Easehouse for Singeldingen Foundation by Lagado Architects

"The trees above the roof give a protected and covered feeling and cast shadows into the interior and on the closed roof surfaces," he added.

Easehouse for Singeldingen Foundation by Lagado Architects

The dark green and brown building is split into two toilets, one for adults and one for children, neatly divided by a central entrance and a diagonal step.

Easehouse for Singeldingen Foundation by Lagado Architects

The roof is an ensemble of four triangular sections, folding down into a point at the front entrance.

Easehouse for Singeldingen Foundation by Lagado Architects

Architects Victor Verhagen and Maria Vasiloglou said they designed the public toilet block to have a low-tech and outdoor feeling.

Easehouse for Singeldingen Foundation by Lagado Architects

Designed for use in summer, the building can be easily taken apart and transported.

Easehouse for Singeldingen Foundation by Lagado Architects
Roof plan - click for larger image

Other toilets featured on Dezeen include public toilets made from a single curved wall beneath a gabled roofan outdoor urinal that slots into a hay bale and public toilets in New Zealand shaped like headless dinosaurs.

Easehouse for Singeldingen Foundation by Lagado Architects
Ground floor plan - click for larger image

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Easehouse for Singeldingen Foundation by Lagado Architects
Facade - click for larger image

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Easehouse for Singeldingen Foundation by Lagado Architects
Facade - click for larger image

Photographs are by the architects and Rubén Dario Kleimeer.

Easehouse for Singeldingen Foundation by Lagado Architects
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