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The Manthey Kula Architects Reststop Features Baroque Designs

By: Taylor Keefe - Published: Dec 6, 2011 • References: mantheykula.no and blog.gessato
Rarely do I stop for a toilet break on a long road trip; however, if traveling through the Norweigen countryside, I'll be sure to check out the Manthey Kula Architects reststop.

It is always an inconvenience to stop while traveling, unless you must go to the bathroom. However, the seedy bathrooms off many major roadways can be intimidating, if not just plain disgusting. That is not the case in Lofoten, Norway. Set in the picturesque landscape is a Manthey Kula Architects rest stop that is far from your average gas station toilet stall. This classic design evokes baroque sentiment, with a theme featuring burnt woods and machine-like steel plate reinforcements. Panoramic windows allow for astonishing views of the beautiful mountain landscapes, while glass panels protect the interior from rust.

The reststop was erected in place of a former, dingy bathroom that was destroyed in a coastal storm.