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NASCA Co., Ltd.
Nihonchusha Bldg. 4F 3-15-1 Toyama, Shinjuku-ku
Tokyo JAPAN 162-0052

T 03-5272-4808 F 03-5272-4021

Kohno INR Clinic

Itano-gun,Tokushima,Japan

Architect Furuya Nobuaki+NASCA
Usage Clinic・Pharmacy
Structure S
Size 1F
Site area 1,800.22m2
Area 748.20m2
Completion 2018.09

The site extends from east to west and is flanked by fields on the south and north side. We think the rural landscape will be a good backdrop for the waiting room and rehabilitation area. A one-story building provides easy access to disabled patients. Furthermore, we designed a space with long eaves on the south side. Because of the bow tie V-shape, the depth of space changes gradually, and people can rest and enjoy the view while waiting for a car.Under the slanted roof, there is a tall box volume (H=2700) on the north side and a low concrete (H=700) wall on the south side. The relationship between the tall box and low concrete wall creates a wide-open space where doctors and nurses can spend time with patients. This space can reduce the distance between people and opens up the medical space. The structure was designed with wooden arches made with LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber) and which are connected to the columns with thin flat steel bars. The continuous lines of the wooden arches create a one-room space softly enclosing the waiting and rehabilitation area and other spaces due to the perspective effect. These changes of space create a cozy and intimate atmosphere within the medical facility.

Photos: Asakawa Satoshi