tomohiro hata architect overlaps atlas house + dental clinic in japan
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


the transparent voids create a sense of flow


a multi-layered space is created


the waiting room for the dental clinic


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


exterior view of the façade


the entrance


plan first floor


plan second floor


A section


B section



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