TSC architects has realized a local health clinic in japan catering to patients from young to old. the distinctive building form was developed to have an eye-catching appearance; its asymmetric roof to relieve visual pressure and direct people’s eyes to the sky.

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in addition to providing medical care to patients — hirano clinic’s positioning played a part to its eye-catching appearance. as it is located in front of an elementary school, this added the focus on creating a welcoming and familiar building knowing that children would pass each day. as a result, TSC architects employed house-shaped windows to protrude from its façade to evoke an image of family and home life.

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as the clinic is located in close proximity to an elementary school, the architects opted for a friendly appearance

 

 

internally, the waiting area and passageway are warm and open, producing a pleasant atmosphere upon arrival. the space is wrapped in different tones and textures of wood, while the house-shaped windows frame different views of the surroundings, while inviting natural light in at the same time.

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different-sized house shaped windows extend from the buildings sloping façade

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the waiting room

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different types of timber were used to foster a warm and welcoming atmosphere

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the openings brings light into the double-height space

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TSC architects also designed a dental clinic embodying a similar form and approach

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the completion of the building marks a recognizable appearance within the neighborhood

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at night, the light highlights the peculiar façade

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