Japanese dental clinic design designed by the architect Hironaka Ogawa
A no-compromise grid of square rooms and courtyards makes this dental clinic in Gunma, Japan, which is designed by architect Hironaka Ogawa .
Exceptional architectural element in Japan located
Factual white facade
Large white spaces
A total of 510,97 square meters give the building its rectangular plan. Large square entrances open the rooms to each other, creating a layering is made of rooms that can be used in various configurations.
Large Windows – partition walls between rooms
92.9 square meters farms scattered around the building and is visible through the square window that match the proportions of the inputs.
The reception in the dental clinic
“As I already had a functional and rational plan, I encountered conditions which produced a mysterious deep in space, ambiguous relations between outside and inside.” explains Hironaka Ogawa. “The diversity in light and space was created accidentally by 55 cells in the Interior of the structure.”
Seating for waiting patients
Three treatment rooms are in a row in the middle of the grid, while offices and waiting rooms on both sides are located along. The flexibility of this layout ensures several treatment rooms at a later date to be added.
Minimalist interior design
The roof of the building falls down up to an end, to create a variety of ceiling heights.
Roof Windows can all brighten up natural light indoors
“You can experience different feelings in each room because of the dissimilarities in the heights every cell, natural lighting and volume,” added the architect.
Security measures – video cameras
A two storey building is also in the building and sits below the peak of the roof. The room is wrapped around an additional rectangular courtyard.
See more photos of this designer project
Hironaka Ogawa set up his studio in 2005. His projects include a wedding chapel in Gunma prefecture and a House with trees on the inside of Kagawa.
Here is a full description of the project from Hironaka Ogawa:
Chiyodanomori dental clinic
This is a dental clinic with a housing project.
The conditions were: to make the clinic and the House in a building, three individual treatment rooms and a few rooms to create that are able to be changed, in treatment rooms for the clinic in the future, and to provide, by retain his privacy the treatment area with wide spread feelings.
The customer wanted to have beautiful views of the sky. Also needed extra holes to secure enough natural light in the building; the area suffers from high winter winds and is famous for the hottest temperature recording in Japan during the summer.
First of all, I made a rule to create a 2.7 m x 2.7 m cell, which is required for individual treatments. I put the cells in the grid within a walled box and put some farms, get sunlight, by I thought about their relations with every cell.
Fifty-five cells on the level generated in this way.
The clinic and a part of the House have different ceiling heights, created by the sloping roof, and the courts vary in “different depth and produce gradations of natural light.” Therefore, there would be differences in the rooms.
You can experience various emotions in every room due to the differences in each cell height, natural lighting and volume.
I achieved a functional and rational plan, while I encountered ambiguous relationship between external and internal conditions that creates a mysterious shadows in the room. The diversity between light and space was created accidentally by the fifty-five cells on the inside of the structure.