Both of these basins are used in the kitchen. The first one serves to clean vegetables. It contains a mineral filter and lava stones which are antibacterial. These stones can be used to clean food.

The second basin is used for washing the dishes. It is based on the same system as the other, but has a mecanical filter, a charcoal filter and a lid.

In both basins, the recycled water is stored in terra cotta tanks beneith and can re-used by activating the pump.


The gutter is the only water device that is not connected to any drain pipe. It does not need any water inlet, but needs to be emptied then filled with clear water every week. It is in this way entirely independent. The recycled water is stored in the terra cotta tank. A small tap gives access to it. A metal cone above allows a slow flow of the water collected.

The gutter contains a mecanical and a charcoal filter. It can be used outdoors and filled with rainwater.

The spitton is and object used in the bathroom, for body cleaning, and specifically for shaving and teeth brushing. It works in pairs with the fountain. By draining away very filthy waters, it allows the fountain to filter only the cleanest ones.

Only the water which has not been in contact with our mouth can pass through this object. The recycled water is stored in the terra cotta tank and can re-used by activating the pump. This second hand water can be used for cleaning our hands or our face.

This object allows the filtration and the storage of 60 liters of shower "wastewater". The pump, fixed on the terra cotta tank, is there to give access to the second hand filtered water. This water can be used for house cleaning, laundry cleaning, or any big object which needs to be cleaned. The tank can also be directly connected to the toilet flush.

Moreover, the cedar floor naturally starts the filtration of the water, thanks to its antibacterial qualities.

The pit is the draining point of filthy waters. The water thrown inside it is considered as non-recyclable. It is used to drain human stools and any filthy water. Its cedar lid is antibacterial.

The filtering elements of these water devices are visibles (Charcoal, lava stones). This design position was taken in order to expose the users to the action of filtration, so that it isn't hidden and left behind as something filthy.

The whiteness of our sinks reflects the confort standards ordered today. By highlighting filth, it denounces it. Urbain housing advocates what's new and clean by a constant replacement of our ressources.

Therefore, the water used to flush our toilettes is as clear as the one we drink. As soon as it has been used once, it is considered as wasted water and has to be replaced. Without any hierarchy nor cycles, our water is only consumed and not handled.

This project intends to knock over our confort standards, by introducing a non-drinkable water system in our urbain housings. Every water device of the house is designed to allow a second use of the water. Therefore, water we use everyday is filterd then stored, then re-used. These devices enable a more hierarchied use of this resource, which is then much more respected.

A more intelligent handling of our water in urbain housing.
1. Spittonn
* This project was preceded by a three month experience in and eco-village in the south of India. It is the result of a collaboration with two other designers (Jeanne Riot and Germain Croze).
2. Fountain
Wash house
mineral filter
charcoal filter