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Alex Mowat

Wooden Handle

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

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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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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From Welding to Wood to Bronze

BY RODNEY HILL
@ VOL 1 ON NOV 25, 2014

Rodney Hill, Architect and professor, discusses the results of many years of sculpting. From unintended opportunities that opened while covering design gaps in the architecture offices he worked for, he discovered a path that led from welding to wood to bronze as an avocation. He shared his large scale, very intricate wood carvings, some with erotic affordances requested by clients.

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Wooden Accessories - Gleb Badanov

BY GLEB BADANOV
@ VOL 12 ON FEB 11, 2015

Marisha Arutyunova talks about his work and career as a wood crafter. He speaks in detail about the design of his wooden Iphone case and other hand made wooden accessories. 

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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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Knock on Wood!

BY AYA UTSUMI
@ VOL 149 ON JUL 26, 2017

建築家の内海彩さんは、木や木造の新しい可能性を模索し社会に提案するチーム・ティンバライズのメンバーとしても活動し、さまざまな新しい木造建築の実現に取り組んでいます。プレゼンテーションでは、10年かけて完成した都内の5階建木造集合住宅について披露してくださいます。

Architect Aya Utsumi explores the newest possibilities with of working with wood materials as a member of team “Timbreiz”, the design collective realizing focussed on wooden architecture. In her presentation this Wednesday, she will introduce a 5-story wooden apartment complex in Tokyo which took 10 years to complete!

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Purely Wood!

BY TAKAO NISHIZAWA
@ VOL 150 ON SEP 27, 2017

建築家の西澤高男さんは、木の肌理の美しさをそのままに立ち上げた建築「みやむら動物病院」を通じて、まちの中に建てる木造建築の可能性についてお話しします。素材の美しさが際立つ素晴らしい建築の世界をお楽しみに!

Architect Takao Nishizawa designed an animal hospital showing the beauty of wooden texture. He will talk about the endless possibility of building wooden architecture in cities. Looking forward to the wonderful architecture world that highlights the beauty of materials themselves!