“Honey, it locked up again and I’ve gotta go, real bad.”
There’s something about designers who insist on taking a concept that works and trying to fix it. Just because it’s different, doesn’t necessarily make it better, and this is a great example.
Yeah, it looks cool, and it takes up less space than a regular bathroom with a toilet and a shower, but look closer at what it takes away.
- The floor and all walls of the room need to be waterproofed, and it has to have a floor drain.
- All electrical fixtures, switches and outlets need to be waterproof, too.
- The floor is always cold. And wet.
- Forget mildew problems. Now you have water deposits to clean.
- To clean it, you need a ladder… and machine oil.
- No grooming mirror in front of the lavatory so you might as well do it in a dark closet.
- The toilet seat will always be wet. No furry seat cover cozies for you!
- Forget about a toilet paper dispenser. You better remember to fish it out of the linen cabinet every time.
- Women have no countertop space to display all 31 beauty enhancement products and accouterments.
- Men have no place to set their beer while they pee into the floor drain.
Now, if it had a single button that springs everything into a usable configuration, that might be cool, except when the power goes out. In other words, it’s another great example of pure efficient genius.