One and half (or three quarters) bathrooms beware: you might just be upgraded in a way never before possible. Introducing the for standing bathtub – at least, a concept that could lead to a prototype thereof.

Whether designer Ethan Lai‘s premise of future population explosions will hold is a matter for demographers, but the idea is sound: why use twice the space where half as much will do?

Of course, at least in this version, there is a hard-to-circumvent catch: one has to get inside before the tub begins to fill, which means quite a bit of waiting if you want to actually immerse yourself completely.