Over the years, we have seen some outlandish toilets like the bronze baby hippo toilet; some out-of-the-world creations like SpaceX’s instagrammable toilet with a glass dome and 360 views of space. Then there are some technologically advanced ones coming from Japan, expectedly such as bathrooms with high-tech holographic floating displays and even a pair of transparent public toilets featuring glass doors that turn opaque on being locked from inside. While we are on the subject of transparent toilets, Soranews has also unveiled one of the most unusual ways to relieve the call of nature. It’s a see-through garden toilet where the view (person throned inside the transparent cubicle) is enjoying the green and lush view. Enough said, let us roll to the image gallery:
The garden toilet is located in the lap of nature in Chiba Prefecture; the unusual lavatory sits next to the local Kominato railway line, adjacent to Itabu Station.
Behind this log-walled enclosure lies the most natural solution to a natural occurrence. Luckily for daily commuters, it is only a quick one-minute walk from the station.
Don’t let the log-wall fool you into being a prehistoric creation. It is a well-made wall with gender icons implying the entire space behind this door was for the exclusive use of women.
While using the toilet is always an urgent matter, you can’t help but soak in the scenery; the path leading to the glass-walled toilet is one replete with dappled sunlight, tiny sweet-smelling flowers springing up between the green grass, and the soothing sound of birds.
You have finally arrived in what seems like a toilet crafted for adam and eve, albeit with best-in-class technology. There is no dearth of toilet roll, clean fixtures, a modern sink, and absolutely no interruption.
A little worried about the exposure? In addition to the log wall that mans your privacy, the glass cubicle is equipped with a built-in curtain that wraps around the unit for those too shy to do their business in public.
The area’s openness and location make this one of the most extensive toilets ever, but it was initially an art installation designed by Sou Fujimoto. The architect-designed the cubicle as a way of challenging everyday notions of public and private spaces.
[Via: Sora News24]