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Redesign Of Men's Urinal Saves Water While Encouraging Good Hygiene

Danni Lee

A redesign of the men’s urinal by Latvian designer, Kaspars Jursons aims to save water while encouraging good hygiene. With a tap and sink directly on top of the urinal, it uses the same water that then runs to flush. For about $590 per unit, there are already buyers in Europe, where it is reportedly saving thousands of litres of water. Sensor-activated, the tap intends to act as an "in-your-face reminder" for users to wash their hands.

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  • Brian Cornwell

    An older article, but still incredibly interesting!

  • Remington Dayn-Ryan

    Awesome idea, got my vote for bringing these to houston texas!

  • Danni Lee

    Hey Ben, Thanks for the support. Its really much appreciated. Especially as I'm trying to figure out how I to use my skills and experience - in researching and writing about commercial design and innovation - to get a job that Does Good (any advice/words of wisdom would be extremely appreciated).

    Back to Tandem; as I wrote the post, I did ask a few neighbouring gentlemen whether they would use it and they think the idea is genius.

    I know this kind of design for conventional S/U/J/P toilets, already exists in some Japanese residential homes. So I guess its taking off there. One difference, is that the water from the tap automatically runs when the toilet is (first) flushed, and therefore it doesn't have the water saving feature.

  • Ben Goldhirsh

    Really dig tandem. There's something special about seeing symbiotic systems in physical connection or proximity - a challenge that few gray water concepts have solved with this sort of flair. I'll be interested to see how the market responds to the idea of these actions living so close to each other. I for one am a fan. Aside from that, just spent time on ideasthatdogood and I'm a big fan of your work.