‘Sink-Urinal’ On Saving Water, Encourages Men To Wash Hands
The design, called Stand is trying to help solve European water shortages by redesigning the men’s restroom. Kaspars Jursons the Latvian designer of the Stand says, “It’s not just a fancy piece of art,”. The idea is about function and consumption. You are washing your hands in the sink on top of the urinal, and the same water that’s running is also used to flush. You don’t have to use water twice, like when you use the urinal and wash your hands in separate sink.”
A few sink-urinals are right now introduced in a show setting in Riga, Latvia, where Jursons reports they have worked easily and spared a large number of liters of water.
The tap is without hands and sensor-enacted, and Jursons says having the sink directly over the urinal gives it another element: an in-your-confront suggestion to wash your hands.