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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.

Timber Dentistry in Minoh, Japan by Kohki Hiranuma Architect & Associates

 
October 4th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Kohki Hiranuma Architect & Associates

The location became a Housing Expo at around 90 years ago as its quiet ambiance remains from the inherited residential surroundings. However, after 11 months of research and analyzing the environment, the convenience of people was adopted for their essential needs in everyday life with the flow of time. Having this condition, Timber Dentistry will stand as an iconic architecture that signifies its remaining value, which in the future, endeavors to mend the environmental conflicts.

Image Courtesy © Kohki Hiranuma

Image Courtesy © Kohki Hiranuma

  • Architects: Kohki Hiranuma Architect & Associates
  • Project: Timber Dentistry
  • Location: Mino City, Osaka Prefecture
  • Site Area: 157.61 ㎡
  • Building Area: 97.29 ㎡
  • Floor Area: 144.23 ㎡
  • Design Period: June 2012 – September 2013
  • Construction Period: October 2013 – June 2014
  • Architects Team: 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)

Image Courtesy © Kohki Hiranuma

Image Courtesy © Kohki Hiranuma

Orientation and shape of the surrounding residential influenced the silhouette of the  structure’s west elevation. Gable roof that blends in the neighborhood transforms like  drawing an arc towards the west side as its movement shows modernism. To give a warm impression to the exterior facade, natural materials of wood are used, where walls stand as a white canvas that complements cherry blossoms during its season.

Image Courtesy © Kohki Hiranuma

Image Courtesy © Kohki Hiranuma

The timber structure is enhanced by the transparency of glass, which captivates attention from the eye-level pedestrian located in the first floor. Timber material in inner space blends with the street of cherry blossoms, thus the Architecture itself aimed to blend the interior and exterior spaces. \”Tree brings sunny and refreshing weather to the circumference.” Intends to develop a reproduction method while preserving its historic context even in a small building.

Image Courtesy © Kohki Hiranuma

Image Courtesy © Kohki Hiranuma

Image Courtesy © Kohki Hiranuma

Image Courtesy © Kohki Hiranuma

Image Courtesy © Kohki Hiranuma

Image Courtesy © Kohki Hiranuma

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