These photo-tiles turn a bathroom into an apartment block and bring the outdoors inside

Mar 21, 2018

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

These photo-tiles turn a bathroom into an apartment block and bring the outdoors inside

Mar 21, 2018

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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Unless you develop film at home, the bathroom isn’t really a place you’d connect with photography. But creative guys from Gyva Grafika brought photography into a bathroom in a really unique way. They used photos and tiles to “bring outside – inside.” They turned the tiles into an apartment block by adding photos of facades on them. This way, they made a tiny version of a Soviet-era concrete apartment block inside a toilet.

Gyva Grafika is a Lithuanian creative decor and design studio focused on decorating various interior and exterior objects. The project titled WC for Architects isn’t just a fun way to decorate an interior space with photo, but it comes with a background story and concept.

This particular toilet is located in Kaunas, in a restaurant called Galeria Urbana. The task of the team was to decorate and old bathroom while keeping the old tiles intact. As the team explains, Lithuania often neglects its public spaces, and this is where the inspiration came from:

“A lot of people live in the cleanest apartments but once they step outside the situation changes completely. Stairwells, yards, and other public spaces are usually abandoned and ignored.”

To decorate the tiles, they used photos of typical local facades taken in a nearby neighborhood. The team made stickers for the toilet tiles, but a bit later they also made real tiles using direct printing, as a little experiment of their own.

The team behind the project believes that people of different cultures and historical background will look at these tiles differently. But for them, these are just the usual facades that they grew up with. They explained to me that these facades are becoming extinct with the EU sponsored renovation projects. So, in a way, his is one of the ways to say goodbye and embrace the better tomorrow.

If you’d like to see more of Gyva Grafika’s projects, make sure to visit their website and the web store and follow them on Facebook and Behance. Here are a few more photos of the WC for Architects.

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Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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12 responses to “These photo-tiles turn a bathroom into an apartment block and bring the outdoors inside”

  1. Антон Алейников Avatar
    Антон Алейников

    So unusual idea..! ?

  2. Ruslan Rusinov Avatar
    Ruslan Rusinov

    so ugly …

  3. Randy Dalton Avatar
    Randy Dalton

    Should have people in some of them looking out. Make you real comfortable standing there.

    1. Brenda Lee Arbeau Avatar
      Brenda Lee Arbeau

      There are.

    2. Randy Dalton Avatar
      Randy Dalton

      HA! I was looking on my pad and didn’t zoom in.

  4. Priska Wettstein Avatar
    Priska Wettstein

    The outdoors? Sad view!

  5. Joana Saramago Avatar
    Joana Saramago

    Célia Casca, Sofia Zambujo

  6. Delphine Gidoin Avatar
    Delphine Gidoin

    Despite this weird concept of being observed in an intimate moment, the tile colour isn’t very nice, a little outdated. Perhaps in white it would bring more light…

  7. G Lalonde Avatar
    G Lalonde

    Very creative indeed for a commercial project. The tile color is perfect to replicate the soviet buildings. I’m amazed the pictures are simply glued on. They have a 3D effect. Well done.

  8. Courtney Avatar
    Courtney

    I love this idea.. It’s creepy but cool.

  9. Bjorn Beheydt Avatar
    Bjorn Beheydt

    Lol, not sure how “at ease” I would feel sitting on the toilet with all these Windows staring at me behind my back :-)
    But it looks incredibly cool!!!!

  10. Jyi Offer Avatar
    Jyi Offer

    Multiple groups, multiple topics,
    Same typical negative comments. Welcome to Facebook