Since my design direction is to redesign the washroom experience. My concepts currently look at two main categories Layout and structure.
For the Layouts they split into two categories being the layout of individual stalls, and the layout of the space in which the stalls occupy.
Left page: Layout of the flow of the facility. Also considering a stall with two doors, one entrance and one exit. Right page: Looking at different ways people can move inside the stall. So moving in a circle to exit, or a 3 point turn, or just going straight through.
Left Page: exploring the idea that instead of transporting the waste back into our waste management system, we treat it so that it can be transported and used in local farms. Right Page: Layout of trapazoids to increase the turning radius of individual stalls. And general layout of facility. So that there's a more secluded communual space that separates the facility from the crowds, for kids to wait? for hand washing?
Left page: same trapazoid facility unit, laid out so that there can be a women section, men secion, and a family section in the middle. Also exploring other shapes Right page: Looking at semi circle as stall shapes.
Left page: ways of assembling Middle page: Quadrant layout of stall, so that stalls can be smaller but allows user to turn as it as a larger turning radius. Right page: ways that these quadrants can stack or be laid out.
Structure Concepts: These are concepts of the form that these facilities can take, and also ways of assembling.
Left page: different ways of attaching
Left Page: joint system to create a geometric structure/ dome like structure. Right page: Pop up expandable structure. / spreading coverings on top of vertical "tree-like" structure. More organic, and natural. Bottom image: example of a Hoberman Sphere. Expanadbly structure
Left Page: Exandable structure like an umbrella Middle page & Right page: Opti-trilight system, joinery system that attach panels, or panels with slots that can slide into one another.
Left page: thinking of transportation. How to pack things into a truck. Right page: Modular growing system of hexagons that would can be adapted to needs.
Left page: tent structures Middle page: stronger material that can expand due to folds. With clear sections that can be used to let natural light in. Right page: various applications image: model of exandable folds.
- Are people ( rental companies) willing to change the system they use? (dramatically?) would they invest in a new system?
- is it structurally sound? feasible?
- hygiene, privacy issues?
- are set up crews willing to spend time in setting up the facilities?