Highly commended

Tatsuo Kawanishi

Clinic and pharmacy

Kyoto, Japan

December 2002
The little medical complex in the most sensitive part of Kyoto, Japan by Tatsuo Kawanishi is a small contribution to urban infrastructure. The jury was much taken with the handling of daylight in both blocks, and with the craftsmanly reinterpretation of traditional Japanese details such as the sliding doors that are used throughout. The place is an attempt to respond to the scale and grain of a very delicate historical city.

Contact: Tatsuo Kawanishi, Tatsuo Kawanishi Architects