The Tokyo Toilet: Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan

Tami Okano, Satoshi Nagare

Toto, 2024


16 sets of creators join the big project that greatly changes the common sense of public bathrooms. 17 toilets introduce photos, drawings, data, etc. Contains many interviews and contributes and features designs by Tadao Ando, Takenosuke Sakura, Shushi Saka, Toyo Ito, Naho Tamura, Sonsuke Fujimoto, Kagato Kago, Gochini, Mark Newson, Junko Kobayama, Masatsukazu, Sato, NIGO, Miles Pennington, Makiko.

If you have seen the film ‘Perfect Days’ by Wim Wenders, about a man who leads a tranquil life cleaning public toilets in Shibuya, you might recognise just how truly beautiful such places can be. In the past, public toilets may not have left a good impression due to sanitary and safety concerns. These facilities were usually lacking inclusive design qualities. Toilets should be accessible, comfortable, and anxiety-free for everyone at all times. With this in mind, the project team considered what sort of public toilet would be safe, clean, and comfortable for every user. These are the toilets featured in the film, now renovated to be gender-free and fitted with the latest sanitation equipment.

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ISBN: 9784887064041

280 pagina's, kleurillustraties, 26 x 19 cm, paperback, Japans/Engels