Transparent Public Toilets using “Smart glass” designed by Pritzker Prize Winner Architect Shigeru Ban which turns opaque when occupied.


Transparent Public Toilets | Tokyo, Japan | Transparent Public Toilets using “Smart glass” | See-Thru Public Toilets

Transparent Public Toilets | Tokyo, Japan | Transparent Public Toilets using “Smart glass” | See-Thru Public Toilets

Most of us avoid using Public Toilets and the main reason behind that is the Unhealthy and Unhygienic conditions of Public toilets.
Japan has innovated something amazing: Transparent Public Toilets. Now you can ensure the cleanliness of toilets from outside of toilets.

Transparent when not in use
View from inside
View from inside

Architect:

 See-Thru Public Toilets  is designed by Pritzker Prize Winner Architect Shigeru Ban

From dark, dirty, and dangerous

To Safe, Clean and attractive

How it Works:

Transparent when not in use

You can check cleanliness and safety from outside of the toilet before entering it.

Transparent cubicles installed in a Park

Turns opaque once locked

To ensure privacy of user smart glasses turns opaque when occupied.

Turns opaque when occupied

Technology:

The transparent walls of the toilets are created through layers of glass and special film.

Locking the doors completes an electronic circuit, aligning electrodes hidden within the glass, almost instantly turning the walls opaque. 

Glowing view at night

Innovation changed the perception:

See-Thru Public Toilets are a new tourist attraction in Japan. Tourists like to experience this new innovation they prefer taking photographs and pose with newly designed public toilet.

Glowing view at night

Construction:

The transparent public restrooms are a part of The Tokyo Toilet Project by the non-profit organization Nippon Foundation.


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