Dental Clinic Impress Madrid Teenagers / Raúl Sánchez
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Textual content description supplied by the architects. This new clinic for Impress in Madrid is situated on a busy nook of Carranza road, the place a line of big granite ashlars delimits the perimeter in the direction of the road, whereas inside, slender and refined wrought iron columns make the counterpoint to the ashlars. This putting distinction between these two porticoes guided the design course of: a collection of curves within the type of cylinders crowd the inside get together wall and play with the wrought iron columns, leaving them inside or outdoors them, whereas leaving an empty house in the direction of the stone ashlars, the place the foyer and the ready space are resolved, at all times in shut contact with the road. On this approach, a dialectic recreation is created between the big stone pillars, that are given house to be seen, and the curves and iron pillars, which seem, in distinction, as fragile planes and contours that method and transfer away from the ashlars. Even the iron columns themselves have been painted pink, giving them a extra playful character in comparison with the stony seriousness of the granite.
Using curves is a recurring design aspect within the tasks we feature out for Impress, based mostly by itself brand, and functionally, it has been revealed as an optimizer of areas on small footprints. Thus, all public rooms are resolved by concatenated cylinders, various their measurement in line with want; in flip, the house in unfavorable, in the direction of the foyer, achieves a really wealthy and complicated spatial high quality, with an ever-changing perimeter, flooded with pure mild. For the remaining, all of the non-public features of the clinic are solved within the basement. The corridor/ready space, developed longitudinally in shut contact with the skin, is stained grey, each on the linoleum ground and on the lacquered partitions, the place the ashlars, clearly outlined by a pink soffit, stand out for his or her massiveness. The doorways, blocks of wooden tinted pink, announce the passage to different rooms (dental containers, X-rays, and bathrooms), the place the colour codes change in every considered one of them. Thus, the three company colours of Impress, pink, grey, and blue, star in every of the three containers, utilized indistinctly.
All ceiling parts are rotated 45º, once more echoing the nook place; the factors of sale are coated with carpet on their vertical surfaces (a useful resource with an acoustic and luxury goal); curtains shut areas for momentary use; the dye of the wooden permits to protect its texture, turning a standard materials into one thing brisker; the usage of mirrors contained in the containers creates illusions of depth… All these spatial, materials and figurative sources are as a result of communication of the Impress model, aimed toward a younger viewers, and allegedly removed from the standard idea of a dental clinic (white colours, aseptic surroundings) whereas pursuing a design that encompasses not solely visible circumstances but in addition tactile and sensory ones, the place the reference to David Lynch’s ‘Twin Peaks’ universe inevitably reappears.