Hundertwasser Toilets in Kawakawa, New Zealand

Source: Atlas Obscura

Hundertwasser Toilets

World famous artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser’s final project was a set of public toilets in the small New Zealand town of Kawakawa where he spent his final years, and those toilets are still open for “business.”

Covered in the artist’s signature multi-colored tile collages and undulating lines, the toilets resemble his other architectural works, simply in miniature. The facilities opened in 1999 welcoming waves of photo happy tourists and art lovers who wanted not just to relieve themselves but also record the experience. Recycled bottles and tiles are embedded in the concrete of the facilities to create the psychedelic designs. In addition ...

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