When the detail is important …

When houses have high populations, people are poor and can’t afford baby baths, laundry tubs become a good place to wash young children. 

If washing machine waste water has to be drained via the tub (not a separate waste or tub diverter) the tub is more likely to have bugs harmful to the child. 

This new laundry lacks this drainage, a high shelf for storing detergents out of the reach of children and the taps could have been raised slightly to allow a better fit for the washing machine. The laundry design has also got a number of things right and will help with safety, function and reducing long term maintenance.

For more design details and ideas see the National Indigenous Housing Guide on Washing people and Washing clothes and bedding