According to H&P Architects, Toigetation was inspired by “the iconic image of a large tree with wide canopy giving shade for the space below and within.” It sits near the school at the foot of Phja Da mountain, on a sloping plot that was previously leveled.
The interior comprises concrete washbasins made from reused pipes and urinals attached to the opposite side of the brick wall. Two toilets and showers have brick walls, which support the building’s bamboo framework. The bamboo poles in turn support the galvanized metal roof, and horizontal poles filled with soil provide ballast. Plants cover the entire structure and provide privacy for the users. Rainwater is collected and filtered before use, while dirty water goes through a clarifying tank before being used for watering plants on the adjacent hillside.
+ H&P Architects
Photos by Doan Thanh Ha