Luxury? Restrooms? What are you talking about? I thought it was a simple do and leave situation. Well, now even restrooms are places where you can go to appreciate design, style, architecture and maybe spend a few more minutes there than required. Here are some very unique takes on conventional restroom facilities.
A Urinal Waterfall
Imagine a restroom that has a waterfall, and you relieve yourself there. Forget old fashioned urinals, here’s one which will make you feel like you’re on the top of some exotic landscape. Located in The Madonna Inn in California’s San Luis Obispo, this opulent restroom sure attracts a lot of attention.
Urinals with a view
True, it’s a restroom, but if you’re located on a high rise that stands towering over everything else in the city, you have the luxury of having the windows look down at the world below. So when you’re having a meal at the swanky restaurant where this restroom is located, head over there for a pee break and take in the view. Located in the 28th floor of the Peninsula Hotel in Hong Long, these floor to ceiling windows will definitely show you a bird’s eye view of the city. Of course, it’s all great until some other large sky scraper comes up – then it’ll just be awkward.
A toilet made of gold
That’s really just taking it to one extreme. True, a toilet is definitely an essential anywhere, but a gold one? I guess they want businessmen to really do their business with them. The flagship 3D-Gold Jewelry gave anyone who spent over $200 in purchases the opportunity of a lifetime to do their business in a solid gold toilet that was absolutely functional. Located in Hong Kong, the doors to this unique toilet were closed after the top executives were involved in theft allegations.
One way Windows in Restrooms
Windows are great, but it feels really weird when you can see the world around you walk past while you’re doing your thing. A public toilet was installed in front of The Tate Britain Museum in London with the title ‘Don’t miss a sec’. Once you go inside the restroom, you can still the world around you pass by like those people are right next to you, but they can’t see a thing. I don’t know how comfortable you’d be with that though.
Yes, I know you’re thinking why would you have a fireplace in a public restroom? Well, the Shoji Tabuchi Theatre located in Branson, Missouri not only has a marble fireplace, it also boats of imported Italian sinks and a hand carved Mahogany pool table so you can enjoy a game of billiards in there….
Leather Reading Chairs
While you’re waiting for your friends to get done with their business, you can wait around in a comfy leather reading chair. A lot of restrooms thoughtfully provide seats for people who wish to sit a while, but the Varsity Theater in Dinkytown, Minneapolis really goes the extra mile.
Now you see it, now you don’t. To combat the rising problem of men urinating in public after a night of drinking caused the authorities to set up these retractable urinals. They rise up from the ground after 10pm and sink back down by 3 am. These can be located in various areas of London, Belfast as well as Amsterdam. This also solved the problem of the space crunch which many cities all around the world face with the expansion of population and living space.