Using a natural filtering principle called phyto-purification, thise bathroom designed by Jun Yasumoto becomes a mini-eco-system by recycling and regenerating the wastewater. 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.
Ok I understand that some of you may not want branches and leaves to tickle their delicate butt while you showering but think of it as something to extend for your home and recycle the water you use inside to water your garden for exemple!!! Because when you think of it you are paying anyway to re-use your used waters once filtered by your city.
How does it works!?
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.