Architects in Japan are redesigning the public toilet. They have unveiled a public toilet transparent walls, until someone locks the door. An organisation called the Nippon Foundation created a project called "The Tokyo Toilet" to make public restrooms more attractive and usable. The idea was to use innovative design to make public toilets more accessible. An official said it wanted people to feel comfortable using public toilets, "and to foster a spirit hospitality the next person". World-famous architects such as Tadao Ando and Kengo Kuma participated the project. In total, 16 top designers came with toilets that will be dotted in 17 parks and public spaces Japan's capital Tokyo.
The Nippon Foundation said it wanted to stop people having a negative image public toilets. It said many people thought toilets were "dark, dirty, stinky and scary" places. It said people care if the toilets are clean, and that "no one is secretly waiting inside". The first transparent toilets opened a park in Tokyo's Shibuya Ward August the 16th. They immediately became a tourist attraction many people lining to take photos of them, and of course to do their business. The toilet walls are transparent - you can see the white toilets and sinks the outside. However, when the door is locked, the special film and glass walls suddenly become opaque so no one the outside can see inside.