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TGM
04-27-12, 06:46 AM
http://hypervocal.com/news/2012/bathroom-elevator-shaft-glass-floor-mexico-hernandez-silva/

http://i.imgur.com/SfGyb.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/R2hhX.jpg

This penthouse in Guadalajara, Mexico, designed by Hernandez Silva, features a dizzying bathroom with a glass floor over an abandoned elevator shaft with a 15-floor drop. Would you sit here?

Silva says: A characteristic feature of the project is that a volume that was originally intended for a second elevator and was never installed becomes a powder room with a glass floor that looks down all the 15 levels, the PPDG penthouse is a great versatile modulated space, with great views all this with the concepts of transparency and the simplicity of materials.

Draven
04-27-12, 07:34 AM
God in heaven...I don't mind heights and I can barely look at that picture.

ben12
04-27-12, 07:41 AM
I would shit myself before getting to the toilet!

Michael Corvin
04-27-12, 08:31 AM
:lol: Certainly no prolonged visits to the john in that bathroom.

d2cheer
04-27-12, 08:35 AM
God in heaven...I don't mind heights and I can barely look at that picture.

:lol:

No kidding I was thinking the exact same thing.

arminius
04-27-12, 08:44 AM
I wonder how many cameras are installed in the shaft that point up.

foxdvd
04-27-12, 09:11 AM
it would be cool if your turds just fell down the shaft...

BMAG
04-27-12, 09:17 AM
http://img1.classistatic.com/cps/po/110321/691r7/98944m5_27.jpeg

wishbone
04-27-12, 09:23 AM
Imagine being unaware of this and the elevator shaft lights are turned on while you are using this restroom! :eek:

cultshock
04-27-12, 09:33 AM
Imagine being unaware of this and the elevator shaft lights are turned on while you are using this restroom! :eek:

Hopefully you're already sitting on the toilet when that happens.

inri222
04-27-12, 09:49 AM
http://img1.classistatic.com/cps/po/110321/691r7/98944m5_27.jpeg

http://usminc.org/crowley.html

(Aleister) Crowley did many strange things throughout his life (like most psychotics),
including defecating on carpets while staying at a posh hotel, claiming his feces was sacred like the Dalia Lama's.

MoviePage
04-27-12, 10:10 AM
I'd be ok with this as long as the glass was some kind of mega-sturdy bulletproof stuff that could only be broken by something that would knock the whole buildling down anyway. Does that exist?

starman9000
04-27-12, 10:16 AM
I'd be ok with this as long as the glass was some kind of mega-sturdy bulletproof stuff that could only be broken by something that would knock the whole buildling down anyway. Does that exist?

A building that is fully supported by a small sheet of weak glass? Not likely.

islandclaws
04-27-12, 10:20 AM
it would be cool if your turds just fell down the shaft...

Came here to post the same thing.

Th0r S1mpson
04-27-12, 10:25 AM
That looks like a nice toilet. For me to POOP ON!

TomOpus
04-27-12, 10:31 AM
Too bad this isn't a public bathroom.

Mrs. Danger
04-27-12, 10:33 AM
I'd be ok with this as long as the glass was some kind of mega-sturdy bulletproof stuff that could only be broken by something that would knock the whole buildling down anyway. Does that exist?

Yes! You can see large samples of it at any public aquarium.

Mrs. Danger
04-27-12, 10:47 AM
Like this?

http://www.hoax-slayer.com/images/painted-floor.jpg

I thought this thread was going to be another fake.

resinrats
04-27-12, 11:53 AM
Deleted scene from 'Up'?

The Cow
04-27-12, 11:56 AM
I'd be ok with this as long as the glass was some kind of mega-sturdy bulletproof stuff that could only be broken by something that would knock the whole buildling down anyway. Does that exist?

Transparent Aluminum!

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g316/PurpleLava/imagesqtbnANd9GcS4njMmBQpgCTT6FBS0i.jpg

(it might not be bulletproof)

Numanoid
04-27-12, 12:06 PM
Damn, beaten by one post to the Transparent Aluminum reference.

foxdvd
04-27-12, 01:10 PM
http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/8099/fotoflexerphotoqb.jpg

TGM
04-27-12, 01:22 PM
^ I would totally jerk off onto the floor of that bathroom.

Brian Shannon
04-27-12, 01:24 PM
http://hypervocal.com/news/2012/bathroom-elevator-shaft-glass-floor-mexico-hernandez-silva/

http://i.imgur.com/SfGyb.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/R2hhX.jpg

Sure why not?

The glass is likely far stronger than whatever the floor was made of

TGM
04-27-12, 01:27 PM
Sure why not?

The glass is likely far stronger than whatever the floor was made of

even if that were the case, you're talking about falling 15 floors as opposed to 1 floor, if it were to give way.

TomOpus
04-27-12, 01:30 PM
even if that were the case, you're talking about falling 15 floors as opposed to 1 floor, if it were to give way.Attach a bungee cord before using the bathroom. Problem solved!

Draven
04-27-12, 01:35 PM
It's also the lack of handholds or stairs or something. If you fell, you're done.

cungar
04-27-12, 01:41 PM
Be cool to have a guy in full Hellboy makeup at the bottom yelling at people during parties.

Lateralus
04-27-12, 01:43 PM
I wonder how they change the light bulbs.

I imagine that would be some pretty sturdy glass, I have stood on the glass in the CN Tower in Toronto and looked down and there were 30+ other people with me as well.

Mordred
04-27-12, 01:49 PM
I would love to use that bathroom. It looks amazing.

Rockmjd23
04-27-12, 02:10 PM
They should turn it into an amusement park ride. When you flush the toilet the whole floor drops down

MoviePage
04-27-12, 04:55 PM
They should turn it into an amusement park ride. When you flush the toilet the whole floor drops down

:lol: Thanks for the amazing mental image...

andicus
04-27-12, 10:35 PM
http://img191.imageshack.us/img191/6365/bathroomfloor.jpg

whotony
04-27-12, 10:49 PM
^ I would totally jerk off onto the floor of that bathroom.

Why?

Heat
04-27-12, 11:02 PM
What would be funny is if the apartment above this also had a glass bottomed bathroom floor.

draven31
04-27-12, 11:52 PM
I might be able to go in there but would be waiting for something freaky to crawl out of the darkness up the shaft.





But that's just me. -eek-

PopcornTreeCt
04-28-12, 12:03 AM
They should have a glass bathroom on every floor. That would make for some interesting conversations with the neighbors.

Giantrobo
04-28-12, 12:06 AM
Very cool. :up:

glassdragon
04-28-12, 01:16 AM
Honestly as I was sitting there I would just picture something down there in the darkness at the bottom of the pit just starting up at me the whole time. I'd feel like i was being watched.

If I were him I would have strung up a couple of white and red led's at the bottom so when people are in there he could trigger them and they would look like eyes looking up at the person. Freak the fuck out of anyone who's in there.

Charlie Goose
04-28-12, 05:42 AM
I'll pass. I really don't need chills & thrills while I'm bombing Hanoi.

PopcornBandit
04-28-12, 08:00 AM
I might be able to go in there but would be waiting for something freaky to crawl out of the darkness up the shaft.





But that's just me. -eek-

Believe me, I'd be worried about my shaft too. ;)

TomOpus
04-28-12, 08:16 AM
What would be funny is if the apartment above this also had a glass bottomed bathroom floor.This bathroom is in the penthouse so I guess they wouldn't have to worry about that.

TomOpus
04-28-12, 08:22 AM
Saw a story about this restaurant in NYC called "Peep" on TV, maybe the Food Network. The bathroom not only has a television but one-way mirrors so you are looking at the diners while doing your business. Was hoping to find a decent video of it but this was the best I could find on a quick search:

<iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/dvfFB4KU88k" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

DVD Polizei
04-28-12, 10:44 AM
That's a really small toilet.

DVD Polizei
04-28-12, 10:45 AM
They should turn it into an amusement park ride. When you flush the toilet the whole floor drops down

Happens in India a few times a year, along with the sinking ferries.

rexinnih
04-28-12, 11:54 AM
Those poor miners when they look up............

RagingBull80
04-28-12, 12:30 PM
Honestly as I was sitting there I would just picture something down there in the darkness at the bottom of the pit just starting up at me the whole time. I'd feel like i was being watched.

That scene in Robocop 2 where the Cain-Robot comes shooting up the elevator shaft is the first thing I thought of.


The scene is at the 1:13 mark.

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