“WC For Architects”: Old Toilet Wall Decorated With Photos Of Windows From The Neighbourhood
Here’s an unusual way to decorate a wall with photos: the Lithuanian design studio Gyva Grafika printed photos of apartment windows onto tiles. Once installed, they make any wall look like a Soviet-era concrete apartment block.
“In Lithuania, we often see public spaces neglected. A lot of people live in the cleanest apartments but once they step outside the situation changes. Stairwells, yards, and other public spaces are often ignored and not looked after. For this reason, we have decided to balance these daily surroundings and introduced the outside to the inside. A classic look of local facades were chosen. Photos were taken in a local neighborhood and transformed into blocks. For different cultures and history experiences, people will look at this project differently, but for us it is our usual facades that we grew up with. These building were built during the Soviet Occupation and are becoming extinct with the EU sponsored renovation projects, but we still have proper time to say goodbye. Not to neglect, but just to accept all, and move forward to a better and more optimistic tomorrow.” – Gyva Grafika