Washbasin and Toilet Combo-Eco Design Whose Time is Now

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Dec 2011

The Award Winning Combo from Roca

The use of grey water technology is an idea whose time has come.  In many towns {like mine} this use is currently illegal.  But with time and more good looking designs coming to the market, I do think that the practice is something that eventually will be universal.  This fantastic design by Roca, needn’t be relegated to those spots with a lack of floor space.  Their outside the box creative thinking is good looking enough to be placed in the chicest of designed spaces!

g 345 Eco Friendly, Space Saving Toilet & Washbasin Combo from Roca

W+W from Spanish bathroom manufacturer Roca is a rather unusual design with a number of unique features and benefits. Washbasin + Watercloset, designed by Gabriele and Oscar Buratti, is a washbasin that has been combined with a toilet to create one practical and innovative new product for the bathroom.

WW 004 02336 Eco Friendly, Space Saving Toilet & Washbasin Combo from Roca

The innovative configuration of the W+W can make that once hard to renovate space come together more easily.  Floor plans will have more flexibility of placement, as more square footage is available.

Washbasin + Watercloset by  Eco Friendly, Space Saving Toilet & Washbasin Combo from Roca

The W+W unit combines functionality and water saving benefits with an attractive design. The fact that it attaches to the wall, rather than the floor is a big plus for me, allowing for much easier cleaning under the unit.

Washbasin + Watercloset2 by Eco Friendly, Space Saving Toilet & Washbasin Combo from Roca

The focus on sustainable, eco-friendly design features Roca’s water-reuse technology; the unit reuses waste water from the washbasin to fill the toilet reservoir, thereby reducing total water usage in the bathroom by up to 25%.

 Washbasin + Watercloset4 by Eco Friendly, Space Saving Toilet & Washbasin Combo from Roca

Of course, great design and technology doesn’t come cheap.  The $3000.+ price tag limits the market and distribution.  But I do believe that in time, this type of water saving design will be a part of our thinking.  Can you imagine this fixture in your newly renovated bathroom? 

Photo Credits: Roca Design