Bingyu Guan

Bingyu Guan

New York, NY, US



A portable bathroom is a city furniture, which should be both an art-piece and a well-functioned, environment-friendly urban necessity.

However, how to create a portable city furniture that would suit not only the historical surroundings but also modern city districts? How to create a form which is not aggressive and responds to materials from the surrounding built environment, beyond the change of time and site?

My concept mainly develops from these two ideas. With research on the scale of the sphere and the network of the surface, the envelope turns out to be a sphere with a panoramic reflective surface. As well, the organic interior follows the exterior surface, covered with less reflective resin material.  

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Status: School Project
Location: Harlem, New York, NY, U.S.A.
My Role: Designer
Additional Credits: Core I Studio / Fall 2013 / GSAPP Columbia University
Critic / Paula Tomisaki

Solo Design
Program // Public Bathroom
Location //Harlem, New York, NY, U.S.A.
Area // 160 SF2