13 May 2010

Bad Design - Bathroom Layout

I don't make a habit of taking photos in bathrooms - honest! But here we are for two days in a row... don't worry, this is the last one, I promise.

This shot is part of the continuing "Bad Design" theme. Anyone want to take a guess what's wrong with the design of the comfort station pictured to the left? Here's a hint - it has something to do with shoulders.

For those who haven't figured it out yet, holy cow those urinals are close to each other! I don't have remarkably large shoulders, but it is downright uncomfortable to make use of these facilities when the other one is occupied. It's not easy to avoid brushing shoulders with the dude next door.

Even an inch or two between facilities would have been much better. There's not a ton of space on the wall, but enough to have done it better. I'm sure there's a lesson here for any design students out there...


Gabe said...

This is Awesome in a bad sort of way....I'm actually laughing. Holy cow this is funny.

ckstevenson said...

Very likely there is a building code that means the urinals have to be so many inches away from the wall.

Though you'd hope there would be one about separating them.