INTIMACY EXPOSED: TOILET, BATHROOM, RESTROOM by Javier Fernández Contreras, Roberto Zancan



本書に収録されるテキストは、主に2018年にスイスの「ジュネーヴ造形芸術大学(Haute École d'art et de design Genève / HEAD)」インテリア建築コースによって企画された本書と同名のシンポジウム「Intimacy Exposed: Toilet, Bathroom, Restroom」にあわせて執筆されたものであり、近年における現代的な技術の実践に基づく研究や、トイレを巡る個人的かつ集団的な実践に関する将来的なヴィジョンを取り上げている。

ジェノヴァを拠点に活動するスペイン人建築家であり、先述の「ジュネーヴ造形芸術大学」で学部長を務めるハビエル・フェルナンデス・コントレラス(Javier Fernández Contreras)と、同大学で建築史・建築論の教授を務めるロベルト・ザンカン(Roberto Zancan)が編集を手がける。

The analysis of sanitary spaces and places dedicated to personal care, as in a privacy observatory, helps with the in-depth assessment of social changes, allowing us to determine how the lives of users can be improved, how conflicts of use in public places can be resolved between populations of different sexes and ages, and how the quality of public and private health can be enhanced. Observing these issues pushes us to explore the forms and meanings of bathrooms and private spaces in relation to their different functions, including those of transgressive and informal meeting places and spaces of inevitable and forced social coexistence. This book constitutes a new step in this field of research, presenting a series of scientific and artistic interventions that proves the diverse range of uses to which ”wet rooms“ can be put in social life, the evolution of the use of furniture, and the new meanings of details and objects in domestic bathrooms and public toilets.

The texts, largely written for the 2018 symposium Intimacy Exposed: Toilet, Bathroom, Restroom (organized by the Department of Interior Architecture at HEAD – Genève) present a practice-based study of the recent past of modernist technologies and a vision of the future of personal and collective practices regarding the realm of the toilet.

Text: Catherine Ince, Louise Lemoine and Ila Bêka, Eva Gil Lopesino, Alexandra Midal, Philippe Rahm, Rotor-Deconstruction, Joel Sanders

by Javier Fernández Contreras , Roberto Zancan

REGULAR PRICE ¥5,280  (tax incl.)

110 pages
230 x 300 mm

published by SPECTOR BOOKS