Ever wonder how tomorrow’s bathrooms would look like? And what technologies would these bathrooms incorporate?Home-Designing reports about some future bathrooms concepts that could give you some idea about what will be in stores in near future.
First three concepts are via Yanko Design (Pictures numbe 2, 3 and 5 from the gallery below). Among them one that was designed by Jang Woo-seok who creating his concept bathroom (Picture #3) which cleverly reuses the water drained from the sink for flushing the toilet. Another great concept (picture #2) by designer Young Sang Eun that lays emphasis on hygiene. What is special about this design is that on one side it features a urinal and the other a sit-down commode. With the flip of a switch the design is capable of swiveling around. It self-sanitizes using Steam and UV.
But, to my mind, the most interesting concept is Phyto-Purification Bathroom by Jun Yasumoto (Picture #6 at the gallery below). Using a natural filtering principle called phyto-purification, the bathroom becomes a mini-eco-system by recycling and regenerating the wastewater. During its filtering process, the water goes through different steps :
The rushes are planted in sand which filters larger particles. The root system of the rushes contain various bacterias which break down these particles for absorption by the plant.
- The reeds are planted next to the rushes as they have the ability to filter the heavy metals from the water.
- The floating water hyacinths draw through their roots some of the water borne particles which are still present in the water.
- The lemnas, which are also aquatic plants, bind to the remaining aquatic micro-organisms to complete the filtering process.
- Finally, a carbon filter stops the remaining micro-particles.
The water from the shower and the washbasin is filtered through an organic system before being re-used. Phyto-purification is a natural water-recycling process which is commonly used in ecological purification systems. Check another great concepts via the link. [via Home-Designing]