dental clinic by kohki hiranuma features exposed timber interiors
 
dental clinic by kohki hiranuma features exposed timber interiors
oct 25, 2014

dental clinic by kohki hiranuma features exposed timber interiors

dental clinic by kohki hiranuma features exposed timber interiors
photo © satoshi shigeta

 

 

 

located on a prominent corner plot in a quiet area of osaka, japanese architect kohki hiranuma has completed a 2 storey dental clinic that successfully blends with the existing urban landscape. after a lengthy research into the site and its characteristics, the design team sought to create a piece of socially sustainable architecture that would help facilitate the region’s development.

kohki hiranuma timber dentistry teramura osaka designboom
the two storey dental clinic blends with the region’s surrounding buildings
photo © satoshi shigeta

 

 

 

using the existing gabled roofs of the adjacent buildings as a starting point, the structure’s form is a more abstract version of its neighbors, with brilliant white façades acting as canvasses that complement the activity along the passing street. large, carefully positioned openings present external views of surrounding greenery, while internally, the timber framework is left exposed, furthering the building’s strong relationship with the natural environment.

kohki hiranuma timber dentistry teramura osaka designboom
the structure is built on a prominent corner plot in a quiet area of osaka
photo © satoshi shigeta

kohki hiranuma timber dentistry teramura osaka designboom
timber framework is left exposed
photo © satoshi shigeta

kohki hiranuma timber dentistry teramura osaka designboom
carefully positioned openings present external views of surrounding greenery
photo © satoshi shigeta

kohki hiranuma timber dentistry teramura osaka designboom
internal space is brightly and naturally lit
photos © satoshi shigeta

kohki hiranuma timber dentistry teramura osaka designboom
the upper level of the clinic illuminated at dusk
photo © satoshi shigeta

 

 

project info:

 

location: mino city, osaka prefecture
usage: medical facility (dental clinic)
structure: timber
number of storeys: 2
site area: 157.61 sqm
building area: 97.29 sqm
floor area: 144.23 sqm
design period: june 2012 – september 2013
construction period: october 2013 – june 2014
design:
kohki hiranuma (principal architect, kohki hiranuma architect & associates)
masahiro inayama (structural engineer, holzstr)
shigeo kawazoe (representative, kawazoe environmental design)
koichi minami (representative, minami building equipment design)
cooperative design: reiko sudo (representative, nuno)
contractor: saburo nishimura (representative, nishimura architectural studio)

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