The 10 Best Public Toilet Designs of 2017

# 3 A Loo With A View

Design: Sou Fujimoto Architects  

Location: Ichihara, Japan 

Settled amongst cherry, plum, and peach trees and overlooking a breathtaking secret garden lies what is probably the larges and most peaceful public toilet in the world. Designed by acclaimed Japanese architect, Sou Fujimoto, this toilet is made from clear glass - but the two-metre tall wooden roll wall around the garden's circumference promises users of this toilet the highest security.

Visitors are enter through a single door and walk up a quaint trail that leads to the glass cubicle; the public bathroom is only open to women and allows just one person at a time. The structure opened in 2012 in preparation for Ichihara's annual arts festival, when officials decided there were no tourist-friendly toilets available. Designer Sou Fujimoto chose to try and capture a feeling of openness with the project, whilst also ensuring privacy and security for the toilet's users. 

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