Sat 24 August 2013, by Noémie BACK

Your showers waters your plants

Based on the principle of natural filtration, this shower is surrounded by a bed of sand planted of reeds and water hyacinth that purifies the wastewater. Jun Yasumoto website explains that 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.

  1. -The lemnas, which are also aquatic plants, bind to the remaining aquatic micro-organisms to complete the filtering process.
  2. -Finally, a carbon filter stops the remaining micro-particles.

Result: Less pollution and a small ecosystem in your bathroom that recycle wastewater! And….something like you take shower in nature!



Group project developped with Jun Yasumoto, Alban Le Henry, Olivier Pigasse and Vincent Vandenbrouck. More on Jun Yasumoto official website. Images issued from the website.


Let’s continue with the moss carpet, designed by Nguyen La Chanh from Switzerland. “This product is made from imputrescible foam called plastazote and includes ball moss, island moss and forest moss. Moss types live happily there as long as you shower often enough to get keep it moist.” You will even feel walking on forest moss scapes…! A creative way to make nature inhabiting the city.


On the same principle for the kitchen, the Free range sink by Tom Matton office.


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