To improve the experience of using a washroom by keeping its floor drier without using manual cleaning efforts.
- Mistake in the 2d slope of tiles to corner all the water to a certain fixed drainage points in the washroom
- A lot of water remains stuck to the floor even after major part has drained out leading to splashing/mud-forming and uneasy feeling of stepping on a wet floor in case of personal toilets
- Risk of accidentally slipping on a wet bathroom floor
Like linear drain tend to make the drainage faster and probably improve the solution a little.
My problem was with the whole scenario was more fundamental as in why isn’t the function of drainage architected into the tiles itself. Two specific things describe led to the eureka moment to the proposed solution in the next section.
THE BIG HERO 6 MICROBOTS
A lot of smaller individual units with independent function unite together to attain a high order function.
AND, THE ESCALATOR
- Use individual tiles with key lock mechanism and distribute the slope inside the tile instead of the upper surface. That way we remove the chances of mistake in the 2-d slope as it is done manually by a plumber.
- Consider the washroom divided by tiles as a chess board where each tile in a row has a same start and end slope but the next row carries on the slope where the previous row ended. For e.g.
- Row 1 Start slope: 10mm, End slope 8mm
- Row 2 Start slope: 8mm, End slope 6mm
- And so on…
The prototype plan consists of two rows of tiles with 3 tiles each and a linear drainage to collect everything to a single point, with whole setup fit together using interlocking shapes.