I have been working as a space designer for decades, and I realized that relationships with people and everything that is done in the relationships with people are important. And I think that the medium that connects everything that is done in relationships is ’empathy’. I had a long talk when I first met with client. We continued to talk many times after deciding to work together, and client shared many stories. At that time, the nature of his job and patients were the main topics of his stories. I felt that he wanted something of his to be emphasized with another person and also himself empathize something of another person.
The more meetings we had, I came to think that as time passes, more than something being forced, persuaded or understood, things that can be felt in the heart and soaks in naturally leaves a longer lasting impression. I started designing hoping for the space to become a place where the patients who come to the oriental medicine clinic feel peaceful and be able to talk about everything about them.
To create that feeling, there are three points visualized in the space.
The first is the simplified structure of the space. Except for functional structure, we wanted to take out the structures for decoration. We wanted the message given by the structure of the ‘Aeichi Korean Medical Clinic’ to be concise and simple, that did not need any florid language.
第二个是通信设备。 我们使用物体打开空间并让光线浸透，以便通过自然地欢迎外部元素，外部光线可以渗透到空间中而不会干扰生活方式，也可以自然地识别空间中的白天变化。 此外，墙壁部分打开，门被最小化到不影响功能的程度。我希望通过开放部分，能够形成一种超越空间的情感交流或同情纽带(即使不是视觉交流)。我认为广泛地观察这个空间给了一个额外的元素，带来了视觉交流的图像。
And the second is the devices for communication. We used object to open the space and to let light soak in so that by welcoming the outside elements naturally the outside light can permeate into the space without disturbing the lifestyle and also to naturally recognize the changes of the day in the space. In addition, the walls are partially opened and doors are minimized to the extent that they do not harm the function. I hoped that through the open section, an emotional communication or bond of sympathy (even if it is not visual communication) beyond space could form. And I think that looking at the space widely gave an extra element that brought out an image of visual communication.
Finally, we used a familiar and warm material that isn’t discomforting to anyone. New and interesting materials continue to emerge, but I thought familiar and friendly material corresponded with the message of ‘Aeichi Korean Medical Clinic’.
设计公司：studio velocity (Japan)
设计团队：KENTARO KURIHARA + MIHO IWATSUKI