tomohiro hata architect overlaps atlas house + dental clinic in japan tomohiro hata architect overlaps atlas house + dental clinic in japan
apr 02, 2014

tomohiro hata architect overlaps atlas house + dental clinic in japan

tomohiro hata architect and associates overlaps atlas house + dental clinic in japan
all images courtesy of tomohiro hata architect and associates

 

 

 

serving as both a house and dental clinic, japanese studio tomohiro hata architect and associates has inserted a series of voids into the building to provide a multi-layered and flexible layout. located in japan, the structure is punctured by three double-height openings that offer views towards the sky. these incisions are filled with naturally growing greenery that is encased with transparent glazing to generate a sense of flow throughout. the design enables a level of adaptability for how the architecture may be used by its occupants – they can choose whether to inhabit the different levels for either a medical purposes or for regular living.

 


the atlas house has three double-height voids with trees growing in them

 


the living space can also serve as the dental clinic waiting room

 

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the transparent voids create a sense of flow

 

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a multi-layered space is created

 


the waiting room for the dental clinic

 

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(left) soothing tree growing from the ground floor of the dental clinic
(right) stairs that lead towards the sky

 


exterior view of the façade

 

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the entrance

 

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plan first floor

 

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plan second floor

 

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A section

 

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B section

 

 

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