In this clinic, the waiting room and rehabilitation department are faced to a courtyard, creating open atomosphere, which helps blowing gloomy feeling away.
Spaces around the border with an adjacent land often seem to be a just passage.
But, by placing the cortyard, passers-by can take a rest there.
This clinic is for orthopedics, and so wooden frameworks, which are seen through glass-skin, metaphor the human body skeletons. The shape of the roof is fit into the ridgeline of the mountain Ikoma.
The part of walls is charcoal grey, like a Japanese old warehouse, in order to avoid dry looking which is often seen in typical suburban buildings.