Volumes of different proportions define a two-story dentist’s office

For a residential area in the suburbs of Tokyo, Kunihiko Matsuba designed a building combining six concrete blocks in a composition of solids and voids. 

Arch Orthodontic Office is a dental clinic located in a quiet residential area of Hachioji City, near Tokyo. The project, conceived by architect Kunihiko Matsuba, includes a two-story building featuring overlapping concrete blocks and a parking lot for five cars.

Six volumes of different proportions, joined in a composition reminiscent of alternating brick claddings, create a play of solids and voids on the facade. In the interiors, wood is used for floors, partitions and furniture with the aim to create a cosy space and relieve patients’ tension.

The ground floor houses reception, waiting room, a sterilisation laboratory and, arranged along a corridor with glazed partitions, examination rooms. The first floor houses the offices of the director, doctors and staff. 

Arch Orthodontic Office
Hachioji City, Tokyo, Japan
Dental clinic
Kunihiko Matsuba (TYRANT Inc.)
Structure design:
Tatsumi Terado (Tatsumi Terado Structural Studio)
Graphic design:
Masaaki Kuroiwa (GALLE GRAPHICS)
118.69 sqm

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