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Courtesy of Saunders Architecture

Saunders and Wilhelmsen Lookout, Norway

You’ll have to wend your way deep into fjord country to get to this architectural gem in Stegastein, part of a project sponsored by the Norwegian Public Road Administration, which aims to seamlessly blend contemporary architecture into the natural landscape (and to lure tourists). Designed by locals Todd Saunders and Tommie Wilhelmsen, the two public toilets sit in wood-and-concrete blocks, positioned slightly over the edge of a stone façade. A single window in each of the units perfectly frames views of the distant Aurlandsfjord.

Where to Go: Along the Aurlandsfjellet “snow road” at Stegastein, in Western Norway’s Sogn district.

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