A Bathroom For The Brave
The communal bathroom might not be a project that many Architects in their prime would consider. Sou Fujimoto, laughs in the face of conformity, and has applied his masterful talents to create a fairy tale-like setting, to do your business. Think Duchamp, only flushable. Located next to a train station by Ichihara-city, Chiba, Fujimoto has flipped privacy on its head (something we are sure Alexander Skarsgard would appreciate) and offered a prime spot to contemplate life's deeper existential questions. Promoters of the project have called it the “world’s largest toilet,” and the installation is a hit with tourists and locals alike. Be sure, there isn’t another bathroom in the world like it. Here is to hoping a brave architect replicates this sublime concept in Central Park.
Photographer: Iwan Baan