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The Tokyo Toilet - Public toilets in seventeen locations in Shibuya will be given unique redesigns by renowned designers and architects

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    Deimos
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    Make sure to scroll down to the "Toilet List", there's a separate page with more photos and details about each of the five that have already opened. The two by Shigeru Ban that switch between...

    Make sure to scroll down to the "Toilet List", there's a separate page with more photos and details about each of the five that have already opened.

    The two by Shigeru Ban that switch between transparent and opaque are especially interesting to me. I think I'd be worried about those in most countries, but Japan seems to take really good care of its public facilities.

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      In the "opaque" photos, you can still clearly see the shape of some of the furniture inside. I think I'd be worried that people outside could still see more of me than I'd like them to. This...

      The two by Shigeru Ban that switch between transparent and opaque are especially interesting to me. I think I'd be worried about those in most countries, but Japan seems to take really good care of its public facilities.

      In the "opaque" photos, you can still clearly see the shape of some of the furniture inside. I think I'd be worried that people outside could still see more of me than I'd like them to.

      This "privacy glass" seems like a really interesting bit of technology, but for a lot of the things I've seen it used for so far, it's more of a fun gimmick than a real solution to a genuine problem. I've seen a few pictures of it being used for things like meeting rooms, where it's basically a tidier replacement for blinds: that seems quite neat, as long as the blinds are only needed for privacy, and not to block out the sun.

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