the world's most visited architecture website
i

Sign up now and start saving and organizing your favorite architecture projects and photos

Sign up now to save and organize your favorite architecture projects

i

Find the most inspiring products for your projects in our Product Catalog.

Find the most inspiring products in our Product Catalog.

i

Get the ArchDaily Chrome Extension and be inspired with every new tab. Install here »

i

All over the world, architects are finding cool ways to re-use run-down old buildings. Click here to see the best in Refurbishment Architecture.

Want to see the coolest refurbishment projects? Click here.

i

Immerse yourself in inspiring buildings with our selection of 360 videos. Click here.

See our immersive, inspiring 360 videos. Click here.

All
Projects
Products
Events
Competitions
Navigate articles using your keyboard
  1. ArchDaily
  2. Projects
  3. Offices Interiors
  4. Japan
  5. Aida Atelier
  6. 2011
  7. Saijo Clinic / Aida Atelier

Saijo Clinic / Aida Atelier

  • 00:00 - 9 July, 2012
Saijo Clinic / Aida Atelier
Saijo Clinic / Aida Atelier

Saijo Clinic / Aida Atelier Saijo Clinic / Aida Atelier Saijo Clinic / Aida Atelier Saijo Clinic / Aida Atelier + 18

  • Architects

    Aida Atelier - Tomoro Aida
  • Location

    Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan
  • Design Team

    Tomoro Aida & Shinpei Uehara
  • Area

    116.56 m2
  • Project Year

    2011

© Tatsuya Noaki

Aida Atelier, Saijo Clinic

Saijo Clinic is a private mental health clinic with short-care/group-care programs on the 11th floor penthouse of a building facing Shinjuku Gyoen Park, 58ha urban park located in central Tokyo. The penthouse was originally built as a part of a gigantic signboard on rooftop. The sign graphic was later abolished by newly introduced landscape regulations, however, the space inside left over. In designing the interior of the clinic, we sought to incorporate the extraordinary contrast between different urban scales.

diagram

While treating the skyline of buildings and vast green as borrowed landscape, we proposed a clinic as the continuum of simple huts. In other words, it is a clinic as comfortable as a small rural house, and yet floating in the heart of metropolis. Those huts take various forms of relationship each other: interlocking, adjacent or nested. It does not only provide a solution for the complex program of the clinic but also becomes a spatial representation of the concept of the clinic to obscure the boundary of the treatment field and daily life. Furthermore, views of vast urban panorama framed by square windows of the intimate huts would constantly destabilize the sense of place, providing both comfort and surprise.

(Tomoro Aida)

View the complete gallery

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Saijo Clinic / Aida Atelier" 09 Jul 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/250814/saijo-clinic-aida-atelier/> ISSN 0719-8884
Read comments
Read comments

Saijo诊所 / Aida Atelier