ALTS design office transforms kitaoji clinic in kyoto
 
ALTS design office transforms kitaoji clinic in kyoto
apr 25, 2014

ALTS design office transforms kitaoji clinic in kyoto

ALTS design office transforms kitaoji clinic in kyoto
photo by yuta yamada
all images courtesy of ALTS design office

 

 

 

ALTS design office has completed the ‘kitaoji clinic’, a project which includes the restoration of a single level occupancy to function as a vibrant dental office. the architects’ aim was to improve the traditional medical checkup experience, by transforming the cold and uniform existing condition into a series of rich and dynamic spaces. this is created through a diverse material palette as well as careful attention to lighting.

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reception and waiting area
photo by yuta yamada

alts design office kitaoji clinic designboom

photo by yuta yamada

 

 

the waiting area and passageway are bright and open toward the city’s context, producing a pleasant atmosphere upon arrival. the examination rooms are given identity through varying material finishes. this softens the nature of the dental assessment, which at its basis can be an uncomfortable event. the ‘kitaoji clinic’ displays ALTS design office’s attempt to establish a new standard for the medical clinic experience.

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passageway to examination rooms
photos by yuta yamada

alts design office kitaoji clinic designboom

examinations rooms are treated with varying finishes
photo by yuta yamada

alts design office kitaoji clinic designboom

photos by yuta yamada

alts design office kitaoji clinic designboom

examination rooms remain open to provide comfort to patients
photo by yuta yamada

alts design office kitaoji clinic designboom

photos by yuta yamada

alts design office kitaoji clinic designboom

photo by yuta yamada

 

 

 

project info:

 

project name: kitaoji clinic
architects:
ALTS design office: sumiou mizumoto / yoshitaka kuga
location: kyoto, japan
completed: 04.2014
total floor area: 166.4 sqm
photography: yuta yamada

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