Pony Pediatric Dental Clinic

CompanyKAMITOPEN Architecture-Design Office co.,ltd.
Lead Designer
ClientMasahiro Yoshida
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Prize(s)3rd Place in Other Architectural Designs / Other Architectural designs
Entry Description

“Growth”

Generally, pediatric dental clinic is a dental clinic for
patients that are underage. Therefore in pediatric
dentistry, dentists need to have knowledge in growth
and development of children as well as ability to give
dental instruction to parents.

For this reason, I have designed a space where we can
feel “growth”.

Since I have adopted separation of traffic in the plan
of this clinic, there are rooms for each unit. This
means that each room is a closed space surround by
“walls”. In order to create a sense of openness and
secure the visibility of the staffs, I have made a
semicircle shaped opening on each wall. As the
diameter of the opening on each wall is different, the
size and the height of the openings vary, creating a
space where we can feel the change in the level for
line of vision.

Moreover, the opening on the walls are interlocked
with the façade to create a façade design that
conjures an image of a “smile with white teeth”, which
is just right for a dental clinic.

What I suggest is a “scenery that changes along with
the growth of a child”.