The one place I hate to go is the Dentist. I had a bad habit of not flossing and drinking a lot of soda when I was younger and that has made me loath the Dentist. But maybe this modern office by HIROKI TANABE may just change my perspective. Probably not considering it is in Japan. Ok random thought, wouldn’t it be fun to mess with the people getting work done if you were on the outside looking in? I can only imagine the tomfoolery. More after the jump.
This is a complex of a dental clinic and a dentist’s residence, located in the suburbs of Nagano, Japan, in a beautiful farm village surrounded by rice fields and peach orchards. A concrete plate 300 millimeters thick forms zigzag structure, which makes up three shells and two open courtyards. As well as lying in alternate shifts, they face each other across the plate. Each shell has different functions inside, residence, clinic and waiting lounge. In each courtyard two glass boxes are set and used as pathways and entry halls between two adjacent shells.