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Majima Clinic / D.I.G Architects

© Tomohiro Sakashita
© Tomohiro Sakashita

Architects: D.I.G Architects Location: Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan Design Team: Akinori Yoshimura, Maki Yoshimura Project Year: 2010 Photographs: Tomohiro Sakashita

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Not like the normal experience in a hospital – a collection of piecemeal operations -, we tried to make the experience live, easy and colorful. The rehabilitation studio, waiting space and kid’s play room are moderately integrated into a big single space under the folded roof. The medical examinations are collected in one block as a core of the structure. Instead of partitions, diagonal wall splits the sequence and gradual change of the spatial volume gives characters for each space.

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Not only the elements but an interpretation of the wooden structure is also newly introduced. According to the operations of “ORIGAMI”, the folded roof, wall and canopy configure diagonal surfaces and each part works as a combination beam or a wall brace, a structural element. Total planning of the dynamics enabled the long spanned deformed polyhedron by wood.

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Cite:Fabian Cifuentes. "Majima Clinic / D.I.G Architects" 08 Aug 2012. ArchDaily. Accesed . <http://www.archdaily.com/261132/majima-clinic-d-i-g-architects/>