21 Aug 2020

Tokyo’s Transparent Public Toilets

In normal times, I’m often reluctant to use any type of public toilet. During the pandemic, we won’t even go near one; there has to be another option. Leave it to Tokyo to design one that you’d actually want to use though! Architect and Pritzker Prize Winner, [Shigeru Ban,] has designed a pair of public toilets for the Tokyo Toilet project. From the outside, the glass walls look transparent if not in use. However, when occupied, the walls become opaque. An individual entering the stall and locking the door automatically transforms the glass windows to lose its transparency. It’s simple execution when you think about it, but is practical design.

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Posted on August 21, in Design

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