kukankobo yosyakozo + yutaka kawahara clad N clinic with perforated panels
all images courtesy of kukankobo yosyakozo architects office

 

 

 

located in nara, japan, kukankobo yosyakozo architects office has collaborated with yutaka kawahara design studio to complete the renovation of a medical facility which specializes in dialysis treatment. the brief for the ‘N clinic’ called for the complete overhaul of the existing building’s exterior, in addition to the interior remodeling of the waiting room and bathrooms.

 

seeking to make dialysis treatment a slightly more tolerable experience, the design team considered each element of the project, ensuring a relaxed and comfortable result for patients and their families. the focal point of the scheme is the re-cladding of the structure’s façades with perforated panels. the cherry blossom motif serves as a permanent backdrop to internal spaces, allowing occupants to witness the shifting patterns of light and shadow and changes in weather from their hospital bed.

kukankobo yosyakozo architects office N clinic designboom
the brief called for the complete overhaul of the existing building’s exterior

kukankobo yosyakozo architects office N clinic designboom
the focal point of the scheme is the re-cladding of the structure’s façades

kukankobo yosyakozo architects office N clinic designboom
the cherry blossom motif serves as a permanent backdrop to internal spaces

kukankobo yosyakozo architects office N clinic designboom
shadows are cast into internal spaces

kukankobo yosyakozo architects office N clinic designboom
entrance and reception area at the ground floor

kukankobo yosyakozo architects office N clinic designboom
patients can witness the shifting patterns of light and shadow from their hospital bed

kukankobo yosyakozo architects office N clinic designboom
‘N clinic’ illuminated at night

 

 

 

project info:

 

location: yoshino, nara, japan
building type: RC, 3F
site area: 1,187 sqm
building area: 540.16 sqm
floor area: 1,339.81 sqm