Public restrooms aren’t usually places to brag about, but Tokyo’s got some serious toilet clout these days. Aside from the cutting-edge lavatories appearing around Shibuya as part of the Tokyo Toilet Project, there are some seriously cool toilets popping up around town, including this one near Tokyo’s new Olympic stadium.
The ‘floating’ concrete toilet is designed by Suppose Design Office and is located right next to Kokuritsu-kyogijo Station in Sendagaya. The structure is tucked between exit A5 of the station and a giant overpass, but really makes a powerful impact with its simple, yet stunning design.
What makes the toilet stand out from its surroundings is its floating outer walls that do not touch the ground. To achieve this effect, the walls are suspended from central columns inside the building. Come evening, the toilet is lit up from underneath, which really accentuates the floating effect.
The interior of the restroom was designed to look like a luxury hotel and features toilet cubicles made from Akoya wood panelling with brass signage. Skylights running the length of the building give the space a touch of natural light as well as plenty of ventilation.
The restroom, with both men’s and women’s toilets, was built for visitors ahead of the postponed Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games as it’s in close proximity to the Kengo Kuma-designed Japan National Stadium.
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