Guadalajara-based studio Hernandez Silva Arquitectos has recently designed the new interior of a penthouse situated on top of a 70′s Mexican colonial building in Guadalajara, Jalisco, México. Its glass floor bathroom set atop an unused 15 story lift shaft has become an internet sensation.
For many people, the idea of dangling over a vast lift shaft is terrifying enough.
But for the owners of this incredible penthouse, it is something they will have to endure every time they sit on their toilet.
As these stunning pictures show, the bathroom of the new home is situated on top of an unused 15-storey elevator shaft.
When the owners carry out simple everyday tasks, such as using the toilet or brushing their teeth, they will be able to look down through the glass floor to the bottom of the shaft.
The luxury penthouse is situated on top of a 1970s Mexican colonial building in Guadalajara, México.
“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.”