kubota architect atelier: m clinic
 
kubota architect atelier: m clinic
jul 03, 2011

kubota architect atelier: m clinic

‘m-clinic’ by kubota architect atelier in hiroshima, japan all images courtesy kubota architect atelier photographer: hiroshi ueda

 

 

 

‘m-clinic’ by yamaguchi-based practice kubota architect atelier (katsufumi kubota) is a three-storey eye clinic and guesthouse in hiroshima, japan. situated on the border line between the city’s urban and suburban context, the design provides a visual landmark for the area with a striking exterior identity consisting of three angular overhangs that excise the space.

kubota architect atelier: m clinic exterior view

 

 

 

divided into two legible volumes, the building features a transparent box that accommodates the guest lodge, reception, and waiting area. the floor-to-ceiling glazed facade provides expansive views of the city from within, establishing a projected sense of space of the interior. the guesthouse, located on the top floor, benefits from a suspended atmosphere autonomous of the rest of the clinic.

kubota architect atelier: m clinic (left) street view (right) reflective pool

 

 

 

housed in the solid volume adjacent to the glass box is the facility’s operation rooms. wrapped in a silver sheet metal skin, the interior programs maximizes on privacy from the street. the dichotomous character of the design achieves and meets both programs’ needs, simultaneously providing very ‘open’ and ‘closed’ spaces.

kubota architect atelier: m clinic interior view of lodging level

kubota architect atelier: m clinic from living space

kubota architect atelier: m clinic view from inside

kubota architect atelier: m clinic examination space

kubota architect atelier: m clinic (left) staircase (right) operation room

kubota architect atelier: m clinic bathroom

kubota architect atelier: m clinic night view

kubota architect atelier: m clinic

 

 

project info:

 

site area: 338.82 m2 building area: 191.49 m2 total floor area: 562.04 m2 structure: steel-frame construction construction: nomura architect construction

  • beautiful.
    birds though would love it

    mark022
  • ja, it’s almost not real

    ppr
  • I thought it WAS a render

    fx
  • Nice design, but the view outside is terrible!!

    Dario
  • Fantastic!!! much better when you open the pictures and you realize is not a render

    GIARQ
  • @itsme: thanks for the information!

    sarah
  • exquisite

    dbkii
  • sarah:

    it’s not a net, it’s wire glass (probably in lieu of tempered glass)

    itsme
  • super sharp; surgically sharp.

    nicey
  • why is there a net in front of the windows?

    sarah

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