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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Owari Orthodontic Office in Aichi, Japan by Akinari Tanaka

July 5th, 2011 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Akinari Tanaka

This dental Clinic is in suburb of Nagoya, Japan. The demand of the client is the room which can be relaxed and the noticeable outside.

Night View 01 (Images Courtesy Yuko Tada)

  • Architect: Akinari Tanaka
  • Name of Project: Owari Orthodontic Office
  • Location: Aichi, Japan
  • Project area: 154.86sqm
  • Site area: 483.20sqm
  • Project year: 2007
  • Photographs: Yuko Tada

First, I thought that relaxation room needs to get good scenery. However, outdoor advertisings, electrical wires and  structures were destroying this scenery, though there is spacious sky and rice field in Japan’s suburb. I traced good things and bad things in the landscape, then the drawing line became one belt. By fastening the belt to the scenery, the spacious sky and rice fields are taken up but outdoor advertising, etc. are covered. And I just made the belt a architecture. As a result, this building came to have a facade along a major road without windows. Along this major road, rather, a taciturn facade stands out.

Night View 02 (Images Courtesy Yuko Tada)

I attached the skin to the building because of decreasing solar radiation load and changing shadow expression hour by hour. And this skin is originally material of metal for windbreaking. To update the outside a few years later, this skin is independent of the body.

Night View 03 (Images Courtesy Yuko Tada)

I made internal wooden core volume independent from main structure because the dental clinic has much number of times of renovation. The role of this core is a lighting fittings and partition. In other words, it removed the doors and ceiling lights from this space. And this core is covered with the recycling material that consists of paper and plastic.

Exterior 03 (Images Courtesy Yuko Tada)

Exterior 02 (Images Courtesy Yuko Tada)

Aerial photo (Images Courtesy Yuko Tada)

Core (Images Courtesy Yuko Tada)

Entrance (Images Courtesy Yuko Tada)

Exterior 01 (Images Courtesy Yuko Tada)

Garden (Images Courtesy Yuko Tada)

Interior 01 (Images Courtesy Yuko Tada)

Interior 02 (Images Courtesy Yuko Tada)

Recycled Paper Plastic (Images Courtesy Yuko Tada)

Skin of building (Images Courtesy Yuko Tada)

Waiting room (Images Courtesy Yuko Tada)


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