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Kloak eller oas?: En omformulering av den offentliga toaletten
University of Arts, Crafts and Design, Department of Design, Interior Architecture and Visual Communication (DIV), Interior Architecture & Furniture Design.
2020 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis [Artistic work]Alternative title
Sewer or oasis? : Reformulating the public toilet (English)
Abstract [sv]

Offentliga toaletter kan ofta vara ofräscha, tråkiga och utformade med kalla material och utan intresse för att skapa en trevlig miljö utöver att strikt tillgodose nödvändigheter. I mitt examensarbete har jag försökt ge liv åt den offentliga toaletten. Här vill jag låta färg, form och lekfullhet ta plats i funktionen. Vare sig du kom- mer för att ensam pausa en stund, eller om du passerar i all hast och bara söker en vanlig (men bra!) toalett, ska du finna en plats gjord med omsorg. Med grund i feministisk stadsplanering har jag försökt svara på be- hov som ofta förbises i utformandet av offentlig miljö, t.ex genom att planera barntoaletter och amningsrum.

Toaletten har jag placerat i Slussens tunnelbanestation, eftersom det där idag inte finns en gratis offentlig toalett, trots att tusentals passerar här dagligen. Slussens kakel, konstutsmyckningar och estetik har påverkat toalettens uttryck, i sammanflätning med känslan och arkitekturen i antika bad, hammam och japansk bad- kultur. Färgglada, udda och omsorgsfullt utformade toaletter jag stött på, i många fall utomlands och gjorda under tidigare delen av 1900-talet, har inspirerat mitt designförslag, men också lagt grunden för mitt val av tema i detta examensprojekt.

Abstract [en]

Public toilets are often unclean, dull and designed with cold materials with no interest in creating a pleasant environment other than strictly satisfying needs. In my degree project, I have tried to bring life to the public toilet. Here, I want to let colour, form and playfulness be a part of the functionality. Whether you come to pause alone for a moment, or if you are in a hurry and just looking for an ordinary (but good!) toilet, you should find a place made with care. Based on feminist urban planning, I have tried to provide for needs that are not always included in the design of the public environment, for example by planning children’s toilets and a breastfeeding room.

I have placed the toilet in Slussen’s metro station, where today there is no free public toilet, even though thousands of people pass here daily. Slussen’s tiles, art decorations and aesthetics have influenced the expression of the restroom, intertwined with the feeling and architecture of antique baths, hammams and Japanese bathing culture. The colourful, odd and carefully designed toilets I have come across, in many cases abroad and made during the early part of the 20th century, have inspired my design proposal, and also laid the foundation for my choice of theme in this degree project.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2020. , p. 39
Keywords [en]
Interior architecture, design, feminist urban planning, toilet, public space
Keywords [sv]
Inredningsarkitektur, design, toalett, feministisk stadsplanering, offentlig miljö
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Humanities and the Arts
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URN: urn:nbn:se:konstfack:diva-7416OAI: oai:DiVA.org:konstfack-7416DiVA, id: diva2:1449666
Educational program
Interior Architecture & Furniture Design (Bachelor)
Available from: 2020-08-07 Created: 2020-06-30 Last updated: 2020-08-07Bibliographically approved

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