CROSSING BOUNDARIES | AN OPEN SPACE FOR PRIVATE BUSINESS
16 Sep 2019
Sou Fujmoto has crossed a variety of boundaries by placing a transparent communal toilet in a secluded garden – leaving room for the phrase “private bathroom” to be truly questioned here.
This small space offers the public the opportunity to experience a blur between privacy and public spaces, whilst also commenting on the roles that nature and architecture can play when they are presented together.
Whilst there is an element of seclusion with the fence which is built around the toilet, it is significant that it is positioned directly next to a form of transport.
It seems that Fujmoto is using these juxtapositions to blur the social boundaries of what private and public really mean.