Veterinarian N House by Eureka
and Atelier Chocolate

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Veterinarian N House by Eureka and Atelier Chocolate

Japanese architects Eureka and Atelier Chocolate have completed a vet’s surgery and apartment behind a metal mesh cage in Kanagawa.

Veterinarian N House by Eureka and Atelier Chocolate

The two-storey Veterinarian N House has a square-shaped plan and is angled away from the metal screen to create four triangular courtyards in the gaps between.

Veterinarian N House by Eureka and Atelier Chocolate

One of these courtyards accommodates the entrance to the ground-floor clinic, while the second is the entrance to the apartment above and the other two provide a service area and animal garden.

Veterinarian N House by Eureka and Atelier Chocolate

Oriented strand board lines the interior walls of the building, which has a timber-framed structure.

Veterinarian N House by Eureka and Atelier Chocolate

In the apartment upstairs, a living room, bedroom, guest room and balcony surround a cluster of utilities rooms that include a kitchen.

Veterinarian N House by Eureka and Atelier Chocolate

This is the first animal hospital we've ever featured on Dezeen, but you can see more stories about animals here, including chicken homes, bird cages and fish bowls.

Veterinarian N House by Eureka and Atelier Chocolate

Photography is by Ookura Hideki.

Here's a little more text from Eureka:


Veterinarian N House
Designed by Eureka + atelier CHOCOLATE

A two story building of an animal hospital and the veterinarian's house.

Veterinarian N House by Eureka and Atelier Chocolate

We created several gardens around the building - garden for animals, backyard, garden for the dweller.

Veterinarian N House by Eureka and Atelier Chocolate

Since those gardens are narrow, we rotated the building and created trapezoidal gardens so that those gardens could be wider space.

Veterinarian N House by Eureka and Atelier Chocolate

The top/bottom edge of the metal screen at the site border changes in response to the surroundings and trims the view toward the outside of the site.

Veterinarian N House by Eureka and Atelier Chocolate

Ground floor plan

Veterinarian N House by Eureka and Atelier Chocolate

First floor plan

  • Dan

    nice palette of materials!

  • Karei

    Like the idea of situating the plan at an angle to create wider yard spaces. Not 100% convinced that the resulted space is worth it in size. Dig the idea nonetheless.

    Anyway, aside from the architecture, how come no one in Japan (especially architects) complain about electric wires!!! Japanese city scape will be at least 30% prettier without them!

  • http://dailygrail.com/ Red Pill Junkie

    Eat your heart out, Doolittle!

  • Andy

    Nice simple concept in plan, executed brilliantly in the vertical articulation.

  • Skilled vet by Walkerville Vet

    Sooo sweet and adorable!