As a part of the Tokyo Toilet Project, Japanese designer Kashiwa Sato has designed a sleek and minimal public restroom, known as the 'Pure White Toilet.' The restroom sits in front of Ebisu Railway in Tokyo and consists of a simple square-shaped box. The design is clad in white aluminum louvers which help create a sleek and clean design.
Kashiwa Nato is known for his work with the brand UNIQLO and designed the box with functionality and aesthetics in mind. Since the design was located in front of a highly trafficked neighborhood, Nato did not want the structure to feel too conspicuous but also be easily used. The exterior box is lifted off the ground and the louvers have a 2 cm space between each one to create a sense of lightness. The design is delicately lit and is completed with five cubicles.
The toilets are accessible and open to all genders.
Photo Credits: designboom, kashiwasato
Image Credit: By Satoshi Nagare, courtesy of the Nippon Foundation