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This Glass Floor Bathroom is Positioned over a 15-Story Elevator Shaft

Quite possibly the most terrifying place in the planet to use the restroom, the Hernandez Silva Arquitectos is responsible for creating this one-of-a-kind bathroom in a penthouse apartment. Positioned directly over a 15-story elevator shaft that was previously used as a lift, the flooring of the bathroom is a solid pane of glass held up by stainless steel support rods.

The architecture studio has included lights within the shaft to allow guests to see all the way to the bottom while standing or sitting in the bathroom. Interstingly, the original designed had called for a second elevator to be placed there, but that was scrapped in favor of the unique powder room.

The penthouse is located in Guadalajara, Jalisco, México and stands on the 15th floor of a colonial-style building that was built in the 1970’s. If you would like to see more pictures of the bathroom as well as the rest of the penthouse, check out the entire collection below. In addition, be sure to visit the Hernandez Silva Arquitectos site in order to view more photos of interesting architecture.

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All photos credits: Hernandez Silva Arquitectos All photos credits: Hernandez Silva Arquitectos

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  • William Lacey Group says: November 23, 2014 at 9:54 am

    Wow, what an amazing pent house, very modern, I would love to live there, only thing is, you would not get me in that toilet, how scary is that! anybody that lives there must have no fear of heights or the glass braking one day. It looks like a death trap to me lol. I have never seen anything like that before, thanks

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