The mesh-wrapped Owari Orthodontics office in Japan may be the only dental clinic that people actually don't mind visiting. By incorporating a wavy wall into the design, the Akinari Tanaka, POI, Nawakenjumi, and Lapin Architectural team blocked telephone wires, roads, and other unattractive infrastucture from view. The same wall instead focuses on views of pretty blue sky and green rice fields. In addition to allowing for future renovations, the separate exterior mesh envelope acts as a windbreaker and reduces solar gain. This along with the building's small size - just 483 sqm - ensures a benign carbon footprint.
Inside, the designers separated the core volume from the rest of the building, again to enable future renovations. This core is built from a new building material comprised of recycled paper and plastic. Although the interior definitely is typically sterile, this design adds just the right amount of light, color, and nature to give it a comforting atmosphere.
Via Arch Daily
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