“We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.” Winston Churchill

You’ve still got time to enter RSA Student Design Awards and “re-design the toilet using a people-centred design philosophy considering long-term sanitation issues and what will improve people’s lives.”  Above is the entry from Gareth Humphreys and Elliott Whiteley (designed as a final-year project while they studied at the UK’s University of Huddersfield): a folding toilet concept that’s smaller and more efficient than the typical toilet.

I like it (that’s why I’ve shared it), but if you’re thinking of entering a design, some things to consider: moving parts are problematic, people don’t want to touch toilets,  how easy is it to clean, and will toilets of the future use water?


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