Code: (16.w.RES)


Title: Restroom for All


/// Authors: Temperaturas Extremas + JARD

/// Year: 2016

/// Prmtrs: Aural   Corporal        Assemblage      Liquid  Immanence       Months  No      (i) Legal       Commons         Quotidian       Gender  99 %    Visibilise      Contagion       Otherness       Collaborative   Public


Restroom for All aims to design the space for a common toilet that all members of the academic community, in the Technical School of Architecture of Madrid(ETSAM), can use regardless of gender and / or physical condition.




Restroom for All is developed as a project of the hypermedia research group, which has a consolidated track record in the investigation of mediation spaces in general and in gender issues specifically.


The project, once designed, enters the management phase in order to be executed before the end of the year, following the guidelines that can be synthesized in:


Unique space of restroom for all of the 41 square meters, result of summation of the three original toilets.

– Four cabins with four toilets, designed with capacity for any type of functional diversity: two for the right part of the body and two for the left.

– Existence of washbasin area with continuous worktop surface.

– Existence of waiting area, including area for baby changes.

No corners formed by the meeting of straight planes, which make cleaning difficult in their concave areas and can cause damage to their convexity.

– Search for transparency between the toilet space and the school space, through holes in the shared walls.

– Search for maximum natural illumination through the existing windows on the east facade and the new horadations of the wall that filters the light of the West.

– Concern for the sensitive world and consideration of visual – color, tactile, texture, smell and acoustic aspects, normally ignored in these public spaces-.

– Use of sanitary elements and materials to guarantee a durable, clean and attractive toilet, which not only generates a value as a contemporary architectural space, but can also be read as a manifesto of alternative integration project that dignifies the use of the toilet in particular and places the architectural project as an element of mediation with a changing, diverse and complex society.