A Shit With A View
The architects of H3T, who have been mentioned before on this blog thanks to their Bike-0-Sauna, have come up with an illegal toilet providing the best view ever to its users. The Toilet with a View provides one of the most important qualities of a good toilet: privacy. It’s located far from everyone, and nobody would come here, so it’s no problem to leave the door open. But even better it also provides a great view over the nearby city of Letná. Visitors look at the world but at the same time no-one sees them, which creates an exciting experience. In that sense this toilet uses the same kind of emotion as the brilliant mirror glass toilet which could be found on the streets of Rotterdam back in 2007.
With this project the architects try to discuss the lack of essential amenities in public areas in cities in the Czech Republic. “Public places are still unfriendly towards people interested in using them”, they explain. Using that situation as a challenge, this construction aims to facilitate people’s natural needs in the best way possible. The toilet is build out of recycled materials, and although it served a lot of people it was already broken down after several weeks.