Excerpt: In Pony Pediatric Dental Clinic designed by KAMITOPEN the idea behind the design was the separation of movement, which was adopted in the plan of this clinic, and hence different spaces are different units. In order to create a sense of openness and secure the visibility of the staff, a semicircle shaped opening was made on each wall.
[Text as submitted by architect] Generally, pediatric dental clinics are for children. 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, A space was designed where we can feel “growth”.
Since, the separation of traffic was adopted in the plan of this clinic, there are rooms for each unit. This means that each room is a closed space surrounded by walls. In order to create a sense of openness and secure the visibility of the staff, a semicircle shaped opening was made 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 a change in the level for line of vision is felt.
Moreover, the openings 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 was suggested is a “scenery that changes along with the growth of a child”.