City of Carmel Beach Restrooms is designed by LEED AP, AIA, and also Robert Carver. The main design concept of this public restroom is about creating a “non-building” that fits well with the environmentally sensitive site. The design of the City of Carmel Beach Restrooms also enhances the public access to the popular beach near the site.
The result of the main design can be seen on the vegetated roof that comes out from the landscape of the building. The special thing about the City of Carmel Beach Restrooms is about the use of local stone. This local stone is used to the site as the beach walls and also naturally.
The use of local stone is also combined with another material like wood. It will make the natural design of the City of Carmel Beach Restrooms looks so real. The architects really pay attention to each stone setting, especially to create natural ruins with the idyllic setting.
The radial plan is a nautilus shell suggestive. It will preserve the beautiful existing cypress trees on the site. It will also integrate with the natural topography perfectly. The structural engineering is used to create a natural structure of the site.
The public restrooms offer windows with natural ventilation. This kind of design will provide an illumination to the modern interior with water conserving fixtures on the site.
The final result of the City of Carmel Beach Restrooms takes more than 10 years of debate. With 2 administrations, the restroom can provide the best services for the beachgoers needs.