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T-Clinic / Suppose Design Office

  • 01:00 - 11 October, 2009
T-Clinic / Suppose Design Office
T-Clinic / Suppose Design Office, © Toshiyuki Yano from Nacasa&Partners Inc.
© Toshiyuki Yano from Nacasa&Partners Inc.

© Toshiyuki Yano from Nacasa&Partners Inc. © Toshiyuki Yano from Nacasa&Partners Inc. © Toshiyuki Yano from Nacasa&Partners Inc. © Toshiyuki Yano from Nacasa&Partners Inc. +14

From the architect. With this project we wanted to see what we could do amidst the functional constraints of a clinic.

Instead of keeping places normally used for movement such as an elevator shaft or stair wells closed, we wanted to open them up to collect light, using them as lightwells to maintain the lighting coming- in from above. As light travels downward through the lightwells, exterior bar- graph- like apertures- maintain lighting on the lower levels, and gradually decrease in number towards the upper levels.This- lighting design,using the building's positive-negative relationship between interior and exterior,makes- uniform lighting on each floor possible.

© Toshiyuki Yano from Nacasa&Partners Inc.
© Toshiyuki Yano from Nacasa&Partners Inc.

Furthermore, much like a traditional Japanese lattice door, the placement of the structurally integral- walls and apertures makes the inside of the building difficult to see from the outside, while preserving- a clear view of the outside from within, allowing for both functionality and an ideal level of privacy on- each floor.

© Toshiyuki Yano from Nacasa&Partners Inc.
© Toshiyuki Yano from Nacasa&Partners Inc.

By reconsidering the already in place elements of the construction,such as shape,hallways and stairwells, and lighting,we think we have created a new and highly functional standard for clinics, not through a- large operation but a very modest one.

© Toshiyuki Yano from Nacasa&Partners Inc.
© Toshiyuki Yano from Nacasa&Partners Inc.

In the future we want to continue to think of new basics, that while new are still familiar.

© Toshiyuki Yano from Nacasa&Partners Inc.
© Toshiyuki Yano from Nacasa&Partners Inc.
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Alex Spautz · April 19, 2012

I love stripes and architecture. the combo between thick and thin is gorgeous: http://t.co/C6ZWvm4D

Yasir Azami · December 07, 2010

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hungdang · March 31, 2010

very impressive with way of using natural lighting. one disadvantage of this building is limitation of good looking from inside

interior style · February 13, 2010

Look forward to reading more from you in the future this is really good stuff

Scott · February 05, 2010

I think it is elegant, understated and interesting. There appears to be a nice level of natural light balanced with privacy and discretion.

Ill · October 13, 2009

For what I'm used to, it's to close to the street.

Salome · October 13, 2009

It's nice to see a bulding where the architect didn't opt for the normal glass curtain wall skin! Something original like this deserves praise!

gaijin · October 12, 2009

very good concept work.

Doomo arigatoo gozaimasu

Steven · October 12, 2009

The interior is nice and bright for a clinic, but the exterior is atrocious. It looks like a power substation and who wants to be near that? The quality of the spaces next to our buildings are our responsibility, too.

josep · October 12, 2009 06:00 PM

Interesting point of view Steve
my reaction was the opposite amazing exterior and OK interior spaces, for my taste the interior design is all over the place

audioinput · October 12, 2009

suppose design is so awsome, i love what there are doing, every time once again, thx archdaily for sharing these pics...

nindya · October 12, 2009

go SDO!

2MACoff · October 11, 2009

????????...!

Architecture Feeds · October 11, 2009

T-Clinic / Suppose Design Office:
Architects: Suppose Design Office Location: Kure city, Hiro.. http://bit.ly/42SCR
(Via @archdaily)

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