Clinic H

 

この計画は、福井県越前市の耳鼻咽喉科クリニックの改装計画である。

 

計画地周辺は、卯建壁のある伝統的な商家建築郡で構成され、瓦葺の深い軒が特徴的なまちなみをつくっている。本計画の既存建築物も同様に、深い軒を特徴とした築40年のRC造平屋で、待合室にあるベイウィンドウが建物の水平性をより助長している建築であった。依頼された改装内容は、有機的な外観への変更、待合スペースの拡張を主とし、極力休診せずに行える工事にしたいということであった。

 

私たちは、内外部空間においてシンプルに空間の水平性を強調することに焦点を当て、それを邪魔する既存部分を解体し、助長する部分を増設するという方法で改装し、休診せずに工事を行える範囲で計画とした。そうすることで、既存建物の良さを活かしつつ無駄の無い新しい空間がつくれると考えた。

 

 外観は、エントランスの一部以外は解体せず、2種類のアルミパイプを方向性をつくらずに庇と小庇の間に設置することでファサードに奥行きを与え、既存の庇をより強調した有機的で軽やかな表情に変えた。また、既存の大きな庇をより強調するように外壁と庇部分の色の塗り分けを行った。

 

内部空間は、白を基調にした清潔感のある空間とし、ベンチやカウンター、腰壁、小庇等、用途に関係なく水平に拡がる要素をインテリアラーチで統一することで、空間に温かみを与えながら拡がりを感じさせるよう努めた。待合室の一部の壁は撤去し、受付周りに耐震壁を集中させたコアをつくることで空間にメリハリを与えた。

 

内部空間と外観を無理に同じデザインコードで解くのではなく、「水平性」という空間の特性のみを同調させることで、既存建物に順応しながらおおらかな空間をつくりだした。

 

プロジェクト概要:

計画地: 福井県越前市

用途: 診療所

規模: 197m2

 

The project is a renovation for otorhinolaryngology clinic located in Echizen city in Fukui prefecture in Japan. In the location, there are many classic timber buildings featured by fire-walls and deep eaves using traditional techniques of Japanese architecture. An existing building has long baywindows, and a big concrete eaves to protect from heavy snow.

We imagined that this feature was very iconic in the countryside at the time when the existing building was built, 40 years ago. Our mission on design were mainly to change its facade and waiting room. The client required to continure a medical examination during the construction. So we started to think how to minimize the construction to utilize the existing condition as much as we can and how to make a temporary reception and waiting room under the construction.

 

To consider cost and smooth preparation to make a temporary reception, we proposed to use the garage located next to the clinic together with a temporaryoffice and connect to a service door. So that, we achieved to clearly protect the examination rooms using at the construction period.

 

As an overall concept, we started to think a way how to respect an existing horizontality and change it to be a brand-new facade and somehow relates to its interior design. As the client requested rigid but organic facade to show an identity of otorhinolaryngology, we proposed making "white woods" which creates a natural atmosphere between the exisitng eaves, and makes comfotable and clean interior spaces with a contrast between whiteness and timbers.

 

The new facade is composed by 2 types of aluminium pipes on size. These are installed between the existing concrete eaves by hidden metal piecies. By making a color contrast between the eaves and external wall, it improves to make building looks lighter.

 

In terms of the interior design, we follow the identity of horizontality. Any functional elements required such as a reception counter, benches and internal eaves are made of affordable larch plywoods, as to freely spread in the white space. Also mirror walls which installed at the same height as existing bay windows achieve to avoid additional elements except white and wood in the space and improve actual small space to feel bigger.

 

Through the project, we simply aimed to improve the goodness of the existing building with minimum elements, at the same time, making something totally different spaces and facade.