Probably one of the last things that comes to mind when looking at this building is the fact that it is actually a modern dentist office. We decided to show it to you today due to its unusual architecture and style. Located in Nagano, the construction belongs to Hiroki Tanabe, a talented architect from Japan. Here are some of the words of the project developers concerning the building: “This is a complex of a dental clinic and a dentist’s residence, located in a beautiful farm village surrounded by rice fields and peach orchards. A concrete plate 300 millimetres 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.” We are not sure that this is the sort of thing that would drive people to go to the dentist’s more often, but you have to admit it is an interesting place to visit.- via
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