Timber Dentistry / Kohki Hiranuma Architect & Associates

Timber Dentistry / Kohki Hiranuma Architect & Associates

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Minoo, Japan
  • Structural Design:Holzstr, Masahiro Inayama, Seiji Iwata
  • Electrical Engineering:Kawazoe Environmental Design, Shigeo Kawazoe
  • Mechanical Engineering:Minami Building
  • Equipment Design:Koichi Minami
  • Contractor:Nishimura Architectural Studio
  • Architect In Charge:Kohki Hiranuma
  • City:Minoo
  • Country:Japan
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© Satoshi Shigeta
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Text description provided by the architects. The location became a Housing Expo at around 90 years ago as its quiet ambience remains from the inherited residential surroundings. However, after 11 months of research and analysing the environment, the convenience of people was adopted for their essential needs in everyday life with the flow of time.

© Satoshi Shigeta
© Satoshi Shigeta

Having this condition, Timber Dentistry will stand as an iconic architecture that signifies its remaining value, which in the future, endeavours to mend the environmental conflicts.

© Satoshi Shigeta
© Satoshi Shigeta

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.

© Satoshi Shigeta
© Satoshi Shigeta

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 inner and outer 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.

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Address:Minoo, Osaka Prefecture, Japan

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Cite: "Timber Dentistry / Kohki Hiranuma Architect & Associates" 01 Sep 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/539747/timber-dental-clinic-kohki-hiranuma-architect-and-associates> ISSN 0719-8884

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