Walk in the Woods is the latest addition to the Tokyo Toilet Project. Designed by Kengo Juma, the public restrooms are part of the city's endeavor to replace public squat toilets with new state-of-the-art designs. Part of the motivation for the project is the postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
The architectural firm designed the ninth Tokyo Toilet as five separate huts connected by a stepped walkway. Kuma explains that "by dividing each section into separate buildings, we created a public toilet village that is open, breezy, and easy to pass through." This design is inspired by a post-pandemic world. Surrounded by the lush greenery of Nabeshimo Shoto Park, the huts are covered with Yoshino cedar board louvers to create an organic look.
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