This project is about the future WC prototype. Our teacher's suggest us to create an innovative type of bathroom thinking of current values. Since ancient times, bathrooms had the same form and structure. Bathrooms are compounded by toilet, washbasin, shower or bath, and in some occasions bidet (many times it depends on the country).
At first in old Rome and Greece, bathroom was a public space where the population washed and socialized. The bathroom was as important as agora. They didn’t have their own bathroom in their houses.
After the classical era, the population incorporated the bathroom in their house. At the beginning, bathrooms didn’t have an important role in the house. The bathroom was divided by latrines and handwash. The latrines were unsanitary because they didn’t have pipes, that's why latrines were outside the houses. The handwash wasn’t important and it didn’t have a defined space.
Nowadays, bathrooms have an important presence in the modern houses. Their presence is more important because the elements are, sometimes, elements of design. In some hotels or houses, the bathroom is part of the suite like the bed or wardrobe.
Many families do not move house, just reform the bathroom or kitchen for doing their houses more modern.
My project development tried to do something like this example of house, (picture A) there is a central element which separates the two rooms of the house, the living room and the room. The element, which separates the two rooms, has too much presence in the house like a wall. In my project I try to do lighter the separation between the free space and the solid element.
I inspired the new project with some houses or places, for example Farnsworth House from Mies Van Der Rohe (picture B). This house has a technology and solid center, and a spacious space around this.
My future idea of bathroom was included a bathroom in the center of the house. Nowadays, houses have the kitchen in the center of the house. It’s the place where all the family stays together, talks, eats, does work and other things.
The bathroom is a space sectioned of the heart of the house. I think that it doesn’t have the importance that it has. How many times do you talk with your boyfriend in the bathroom? How many times do you talk with your parents when you are in the bathroom?
I think that society doesn’t mind seeing people having a shower or going to the toilet with another person of his family. I want to create a technology center. This technology center has circuit water, electricity, ventilation tubes and this center connects with the kitchen and bathroom at the same time.
My first idea was a little bit extreme because I didn’t think in the smells and steams. They were my first sketches.
In this one I want to connect directly the kitchen with the bath and the shower.
My points of focus were:
Under the same visual concept.
I designed an element, which has electric and water supply and ventilation. This element can adapt to different forms of loft or little houses. This element was by methacrylate because it was important to emphasis the installation. In the center of the element I put a fluorescent, so this emphasized the installation.
This imatges are from the model of the project. This are the part of the kitchen and latest was the part of the bathroom.
The materials, which I used in the project, was light and translucent for connect the space and disintegrate the solid element. The translucent materials suggest ventilation and drainage tubes.
-chrome steel profiles with U form.
-water and electricity installation