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Old 04-06-2019, 02:57 AM
 
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We just checked into a hotel in Shenzhen and the bathroom has walls made of glass. It's not completely transparent but you still see the person on the other side doing what they gotta do in the bathroom. This isn't the first time, have experienced the same in Taiwan, Korea, and other locations in China. Some have blinds inside that can be shut, some do not.

In an apartment in Nanjng we even bought scotch tape and paper from the Carrefour to construct a privacy wall over the outside of the glass, the Aunties who came by to clean thought that was the funniest thing they'd ever seen. We've been married over 20 years now but still weird to not have some privacy in the bathroom, especially since the light in there is so bright.

So my question = what is the logic behind this construction decision? I don't think huge sheets of glass are very cheap, why not just build a proper wall?

Anyone know?
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Old 04-06-2019, 03:30 AM
 
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We just checked into a hotel in Shenzhen and the bathroom has walls made of glass. It's not completely transparent but you still see the person on the other side doing what they gotta do in the bathroom. This isn't the first time, have experienced the same in Taiwan, Korea, and other locations in China. Some have blinds inside that can be shut, some do not.

In an apartment in Nanjng we even bought scotch tape and paper from the Carrefour to construct a privacy wall over the outside of the glass, the Aunties who came by to clean thought that was the funniest thing they'd ever seen. We've been married over 20 years now but still weird to not have some privacy in the bathroom, especially since the light in there is so bright.

So my question = what is the logic behind this construction decision? I don't think huge sheets of glass are very cheap, why not just build a proper wall?

Anyone know?
It has been a trend for some time. The Westin hotel in Sydney had that years ago when DH stayed there for a conference. It is prevalent in Queensland, where there are even worse bathrooms with the bathrooms completely open without any wall. I do not know what the architects were thinking but the killer of it for me is that if you need to turn on the light, even to get up early in the morning, the other person is disturbed.

We have just been in Vietnam and several hotels had these glass walls, usually with some sort of pull down blinds.
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