- Health Care
77 m2 : Pain is a complicated issue that the severity or weakness of it is directly related to human senses and the way by which he/she could sense the environment. Considering the realm of “architecture”, any kind of pain that one suffers from could be reduced or even postponed by the impact of designed space on the user, via the auditory, visual and tactile output signals.
The architect of this project has tried to simulate the technique of a dentist in which he/she puts a fixed prosthetic (an additional cover) on a tooth, after restoration. Thus the initial decision was to cover the poor unpleasant interior of the existing construction with a new shell in a way by which the aesthetically, sustainable and functional aspects of the interior space could be improved.
The shell structure has formed a base on the triangulation method of ancient Iranian architecture that has been developed into a new formal language through the design process. This contemporary abstract perception of the ornamental geometry of ancient architecture of Iran, with its special formal characteristics, could challenge the viewer mentally. Moreover the surprising quality of the project at the very first experience -caused by the luxurious and clichéd qualities of the spaces prior to the dental office- could have an extra effect on this challenge.
The above-mentioned qualities would be the catalysts to give the patient a great relief, even for a blink of an eye, by proposing them a virtual-like world. For contributing to the global concept of “relief” in the project, the whiteness of shell has been duplicated in the interior space, thus all the furniture stuff has been covered with white color. The flow and continuity of this shell through the interior space are based on functional and aesthetically factors, in addition to what is forced by mechanical and electrical elements of the project, and in a way that the furniture has become a part of the shell and have been formed a base on the same formal language. From an industrial point of view, all the elements and details of the project have been designed in a subtle and attractive way to echo the procedure and product of a “dentist”.
The need for designing a different interior atmosphere, in addition to economic demands of the client, were two major factors that lead the designer to design a interior space that is totally in contrast with the conventional perception of a dental office, while by using the potentials of local market, in terms of cheaper materials, and with the use of creative methods of fabrication and construction, gross cost of the project has been reduced by great amounts
- Health Care
- Dr. Vahdati Far
- Tehran, Iran
- 77 M2
Designer: Reza Mafakher, Reza Najafian
Construction Team: Ehsan Feiz Rafatian
Winner of Public Sector Category, “77 m2(Dr Vahdati)”Interior Architecture Award of Iran / 2011
Honorable Mention of Public Sector Category for “77 m 2”Grand Memar Award / 2011