Toilets Designed For The Water Crisis Ahead

Ever wondered what the toilet of tomorrow will look like?

The toilet of tomorrow will not flush about on its own pot of porcelain, nor will it necessarily compost. The toilet of tomorrow will be a self-regulating and mindful machine, eminently cognizant of the water crises ahead.

It will save you, the consumer, up to 83% in water. But perhaps the most amazing thing about the toilet of tomorrow is that it won’t just be a toilet. It will be a toilet/sink/vanity/live/work-space.

Witness the Equa, which marries sink and urinal into one water-regulating unit.

Brazilian designer Juliana Lopes designed this practical, hygienic and comfortable 2-for-1 toilet.

This Roca design had people rushing to the loo when it first premiered at the London Design Festival.

It’s a self-sufficient water-recycling toilet/sink. It’s also automated to shoo away not so pleasant smells and wily bacteria. Judging from the photo, it also doubles as a home office so you can really maximize every minute…

The Home Core all-in-one toilet (“all-in-one” meaning toilet bowl, basin, mirror and vanity table with one big flush) looks like a giant coffee maker, but is really an amazing multi-tasker designed for small spaces or for the design addicted.

The built-in storage tank reuses water saved from hand washing to flush the toilet.

Get ready to save 83% of your toilet’s water with this Ariel Rojo-designed toilet called the Tlalokc.

It works the same way as the Home Core, in that it also recycles gray water from washing for flushing.

Masquerading as a regular toilet found in most American homes, the Caroma Profile Smart 305 Round Front Plus is anything but.

It’s a highly efficient dual flush system with an extremely “large trapway [that] virtually eliminates blockages.”

The Neo-Metro Neo-Comby toilet/sink is all about industrial-sleek.

It even comes with a towel rack and toilet paper holder. The money you’ll save in water costs will help splurging on a $4,709.60 unit.

Images: Green Diary; Roca; Gizmag; Ariel Rojo; Caroma; Neo-Metro

K. Emily Bond

K. Emily Bond is the Shelter Editor at EcoSalon and currently resides in southern Spain, reporting on trends in art, design, sustainable living and lifestyle.