The Panelarium

PrizeHonorable Mention in Installation Art
CompanyKTX archiLAB
ArtistTetsuya Matsumoto
ClientMatsubara Clinic

Only few doctors around the world are certified to operate the robotic surgeries using the da Vinci systems, Dr. Matsubara is one of the few. The international Award-Winning Urology surgeon is establishing his own new urology clinic in Himeji City. However, the Japanese Law forbid the doctors to use advertisement, it was than decided to use the space design as a message to reflect his advance. Using the power of Image rather than words. The space should reflect the state-of-art high-tech medical advance. The Panelarium design was inspired from the digital world. The binary system components 0 and 1 were interpolated in the white space and embodied by panels that jut out from the walls and ceiling. The floor follows also the same design aspect. The Panels although their random appearance are functional, they become eye blinders, sign boards, chairs, counter tables, partitions, bookshelves and even door handles.