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Rock Graplin

Back to Basics

PRESENTED ON SEP 16, 2014
IN LONDON @ TOTO TOILET ARCHITECTURE

Eat, Pray, and Toilet.

Rock Graplin goes into depth and starts trying to understand the future of the toilet. For him, understanding the past is how to see the future. In a world full of new technology being produced every 5 minutes. And the last place to escape is the toilet, and that should be how our future of the toilet should look like. Simple, clean, and simply earthly. 

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Wooden Handle

BY ALEX MOWAT
@ TOTO TOILET ARCHITECTURE ON SEP 16, 2014

Alex Mowat presents his product of wooden handles for public toilets, and be easy to use for those who need them. Taking many into account who will need assistance to be able to go to the bathroom, wooden handles are much more friendlier than your common ice cold steal handle bars. From the type of wood, to how it should be shaped, and using disinfectant oil on the wood itself, is all thought out. Insuring a safe and comfortable expeirence to everyone who uses them. 

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Smart about our Shit

BY BARBARA PENNER
@ TOTO TOILET ARCHITECTURE ON SEP 16, 2014

Being smart about our "shit", is what may save us in the future. 

Barbara Penner expresses her academic knowlegde of toilets and what goes into them. How much do we flush away, and what people can do to conserve their waste, not only the "stuffs" that goes through us, but the water that is going through the pipes as well. It doesn't take a 'rocket surgeon' to know, that in developing countries, water is scarce and highly valued. So it is a opportunity to develope toilets that do not need the use of water, and uses our human wastes intellegently. 

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Toto Toilets

BY FLOYD CASE
@ TOTO TOILET ARCHITECTURE ON SEP 16, 2014

Floyd Case goes into the Japanese culture of bathing and hygiene, to understand Toto toilets. 35 years earlier, was when the first washlet was created and introduced to the public. Coming off intimidating, the washlet is made to clean you in more ways than one. Following the similar ritual of cleansing oneself at a Onsen, the washlet is made to clean you and itself, leaving you refreshed. 

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London's New Public Restrooms

BY JAY GORT
@ TOTO TOILET ARCHITECTURE ON SEP 16, 2014

Jay Gort goes into real depth on the new public restrooms, in the city of London. Describing and explaining the layout and design in great detail, Jay takes pride in the new structure. Going back in history behind the ideas of public restrooms, as a way to share equality among men. The new structure was to share equality with not just men, but women and children, along with keeping everything eco friendly and finding ways to be resourceful. 

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Toilet

BY JONATHAN GAUNT
@ TOTO TOILET ARCHITECTURE ON SEP 16, 2014

Jonathan Gaunt demonstrates his concern on conserving water and keeping the public health a priority. Developing new ideas and ways to get away from using water in toilets all together. Researching 3rd and developing countries as a reminder that people still do not have access to a safe toilet, leading to thousands of deaths. Making it a goal to make a clean and bright future for everyone, both eco friendly and economically.  

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Toilets of the World

BY PHILIPPA TURRELL
@ TOTO TOILET ARCHITECTURE ON SEP 16, 2014

Adding some fun to your daily bathroom breaks can be fun, or too much that it makes you think, "I can hold it."

Philippa Turrell talks about the various types of famous, glamorous, and breath taking, literally breath taking, toilets in the world. From the most expensive toilet, to the most awkward style restrooms, to add more excitement to your trips of relieving yourself. Maybe toilet rooms should be left as a simple toilet rooms and privacy? You be the judge. 

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The Neglected Basics

BY ANETTE AGA
@ VOL 4 ON OCT 23, 2015

“Maybe it was the school, maybe it was the programs, the teachers, the increasing descent into despair– which often happens in art school– but I did not feel i was being taken seriously. Every time I steered towards comics, I felt that I was being pulled over by the art police and fined for indecency.”

In The Neglected Basics from PechaKucha Night Bergen’s 4th Volume, Visual Communication student Anette Aga addresses the lack of focus on art in academia. This is a great problem for those who would go through academia to become a designer or illustrator. Comics, in particular, being so important to so many cultures, are unduly ignored.

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We Wee

BY JO-ANNE BICHARD
@ VOL 2 ON MAR 08, 2016

Dr. Jo-Anne Bichard has studied toilets for many years, looking at the wider social and political conversations of the division between these male and female spaces. Now working on an app of public loos in the UK, Bichard presents an intelligent and comical talk. 

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Back to basics

BY RIGOBERTO ALMAGUER NAVA
@ VOL 15 ON APR 25, 2017

Master en gestión creativa de la ciudad contemporánea por la Universidad Iberoamericana de la ciudad de México con colaboración de la Universidad Politécnica de Catalunya en Barcelona, España en 2015, Arquitecto por la Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León en 2001, Participante en el taller de urbanismo experimental por parte de la universidad de Aarhus de Dinamarca con Lebbeus Woods en 2000 y 2001, Catedrático de taller experimental en Cedim en 2008, Catedrático de Taller Vertical en la escuela  de Arquitectura del Tec de Monterrey del 2009 a la fecha,  Fue líder de proyectos del capítulo Monterrey de Architecture for Humanity del 2010 al 2013, creador y director del despacho de arquitectura y urbanismo WRKSHP del 2007 a la fecha y anteriormente tuvo distintas colaboraciones con distintos despachos y arquitectos como Agustín Landa, Fernanda Canales y otros. Actualmente participa como colaborador externo para los despachos Gaeta+Springall y Cebra (Dinamarca).

 

Entre los logros obtenidos se encuentran el 1er lugar en la bienal de arquitectura por parte del colegio de arquitectos de Nuevo Leon por las estaciones de transmetro en Guadalupe NL, algunas menciones honoríficas por otros proyectos, también el primer lugar en el Primer concurso de arquitectura Joven en Monterrey en 2002, segundo lugar en el concurso de monterrey 2030 en 2003. También ha participado en distintos congresos y exposiciones entre los que destacan el congreso “contextos urbanos” en la ciudad de Torreon Coahuila en 2015, el de arquitectura Ciudadano Arquitecto en el ITESM de Monterrey en 2011 y en 2010 como expositor en Design Like you Give a Damn LIVE  de Architecture for Humanity en el NYU center en la ciudad de Nueva York.