The next architecture project that featured from Hiroki Tanabe is the modern building called “Minami-Nagano” dental clinic and residence which has a complex design located in the suburbs of Nagano, Japan surrounded by a farm village which is within rice fields and peach orchards. If you want the previous post about small cafe house, you can hit that links. This clinic design has concrete plate, 300 millimeters thick forms the zigzag arrangement that is included of 3 shells and 2 innovative open courtyards. Every one of the personality shell is used for special purposes like a residence, clinic room and waiting lounge room. Within the courtyards, 3 modern glass boxes are set and used as pathways and entry halls connecting 2 adjacent shells. The glass gives transparency during the space; people passing with the complex able to look the sun otherwise rain falling above their head. It’s truly impressive!
In this area of Japan where the Minami-Nagano dental clinic construction is located, urban planning laws necessitate which newly-built houses must incorporate public functions. The some point that is attractive is that the constructing a space exclusively as an individual residence is not allowable, and so the one-piece geometric unit fulfills this task. The 3 shells use post-tensioned cable in their slabs, need no columns otherwise beams and have a functional life span of more than 200 years. The comfortable dental clinic interior design layout is built with timber material and light-gauge steel and able to be remodeled lacking of structural constraints. The residence open concept and floor to ceiling glass windows present a stunning natural view of the beautiful farm village that is also meant to peaceful patient’s anxiety. Both house and clinic interior and exteriors are painted white color schemes to combine in with the plaster walls of the neighboring traditional oases. Throughout the evening day, natural indoor lighting overflows from three glass openings (height 2.6m, width 10m and 3.3m) through emit soft lights with low color temperature of incandescent contemporary lamps furniture.
All images presented by Takeshi Noguchi