Gallery: Columbia University Students Design a Composting Public Restro...

Have you ever had one of those nightmares, where you are sitting on the toilet in the middle of school? Last summer, Columbia University students made this dream a reality! Adrian Coleman, an alumnus of the Graduate School of Architecture, Preservation and Planning, designed a pavilion and composting toilet that was to be installed in the university’s courtyard, providing a public restroom.

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  1. Atematic October 12, 2011 at 11:37 am

    Good to see this conversation getting a more public forum – literally! – and I love the idea of inflating the cloud with byproducts of the breakdown of the waste, but worth noting that it probably couldn’t truly float as the gases produced would be mostly CO2 and water vapor (nitrates are solids) and both are heavier than air.