After deciding to finally do away with at least one or two of Rotterdam's nasty portable toilets, Stichting Singeldingen commissioned LAGADO Architects to design a temporary, demountable alternative. Behold the Easehouse - a pop up toilet with a view. Installed in a public playground in Heemraadssingel Park, which closes off at night, the commode blends in with the natural environment.
The Easehouse features two toilets of different sizes – one for children and one for adults. This height differentiation is achieved with a diagonal step in between the two. The folded down roof serves a variety of functions in addition to giving the well-ventilated outdoor toilet aesthetic appeal that is an enormous improvement on the standard issue porta-potty.
In order to ensure that the Easehouse’s sharp geometry doesn’t contrast too deeply with its soft arboreal surroundings, the team at LAGADO installed glossy green betanplex side panels that reflect shadows of leaves and trees as well as sunshine, while the fold down roof provides what they call a “projection plane” for the trees overhead. Best of all, the whole thing can be dismounted and installed elsewhere.
Images via LAGADO architects and Rubén Dario Kleimeer