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Dental Clinic in Lisbon / Pedra Silva Architects

  • 01:00 - 20 April, 2012
Dental Clinic in Lisbon / Pedra Silva Architects
Dental Clinic in Lisbon / Pedra Silva Architects, © João Morgado
© João Morgado

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Lisbon, Portugal
  • Architects

    Pedra Silva Architects
  • Design Team

    Dina Castro, Hugo Ramos, Maria Rita Pais, Jette Fyhn, André Góis Fernandes, Ricardo Sousa
  • Contractor

    Sabrab Engenharia
  • Area

    149.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

From the architect. Why do healthcare spaces have to be cold spaces?

This has been the underlying question since the beginning of our proposal. In fact there are several activities that go on in a clinical space, some regarding actual medical treatments and others related with social and reception areas.

Although one might consider the treatment areas to be central in a dental clinic, this project aims to reinforce the social and humane side of healthcare facilities, by proposing two distinct and opposite environments: the clinic space and the social space. The first is a rigorous, hygienic and professional space, mainly in white materials, that aspires to provide confidence and serenity to the patient. The second is a space for meeting, relaxing and comfort, a way to distance the patient from the clinical mindset.

© João Morgado
© João Morgado

The premise of spatial and functional duality was obtained through the introduction of a curved organic volume that runs through the entire space, and closes a new interior space. This allows for a full/empty, dark/light and firmness/relax interpretaion. The void space around the internal volume functions as reception area and waiting room. The organic volume houses all the medical facilities.

© João Morgado
© João Morgado

To reinforce the duality between the two spaces, the outside of the organic volume is clad with mirrored mosaics that generate a multitude of light reflections framed by a dark background, that results in a unexpected and sophisticated environment. Although this space holds several adjacent uses like reception, assistance, waiting area and circulation, it’s perceived as a whole.

© João Morgado
© João Morgado

The inside clinical area takes the outside volume’s organic nature and forms all the necessary facilities around a simple central distribution corridor. As a way to enlarge the interior space perception, most of the partitions were built in transparent glass. This reinforces the project’s inside/outside motto.

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28 Comments

moonee ponds dentist · April 07, 2013

The exterior of this dental clinic is wonderful. The efforts and the creativity of the architect is worth appreciating.

moonee ponds dentist · March 17, 2013

Its really awesome. This dental clinic is looking like a night club rather than a dental clinic. Getting treated hear would be a pleasure.

IAF · April 26, 2012

As flashy as a 100 watt smile! http://t.co/MBS1UDZe

GianMarco · April 24, 2012

Who says a Dental Clinic has to be white? w/ paint & reflective mosaics, this one could be a night club. Check it out: http://t.co/UBP4KuSc

Eric Black · April 24, 2012

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Christos Makris · April 24, 2012

Who says a Dental Clinic has to be white? w/ paint & reflective mosaics, this one could be a night club. Check it out: http://t.co/UBP4KuSc

Alberto Chavez · April 24, 2012

Who says a Dental Clinic has to be white? w/ paint & reflective mosaics, this one could be a night club. Check it out: http://t.co/UBP4KuSc

Alexaan Gisa · April 23, 2012

Who says a Dental Clinic has to be white? w/ paint & reflective mosaics, this one could be a night club. Check it out: http://t.co/UBP4KuSc

Lao Y · April 23, 2012

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Tri-Tex Enterprises · April 23, 2012

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SH20 · April 23, 2012

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Rebecca · April 23, 2012

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Arquitectura · April 23, 2012

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João Morgado · April 22, 2012

Archdaily | Clinica T, Lisboa - Pedra Silva Arquitectos http://t.co/ITEi0IoB

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Reflect Services · April 22, 2012

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Dressing The Air · April 21, 2012

The only thing this sleekly sinister dental clinic in Lisbon tells me is that I will pay too much for any work they do: http://t.co/ZIdpYUb4

Aston Roberts · April 21, 2012
Erik Joya · April 21, 2012

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Qui Mineo · April 21, 2012

Una dualità spaziale ottenuta attraverso colori, materiali, stili e funzioni distinti. Le pareti piastrellate non... http://t.co/FIESOb42

Kaz Rafia DDS FAGD · April 21, 2012

yes, @jonmacdonald is 100% right, this is a nicer office than ours http://t.co/9r7qOfhd #fb

Jon MacDonald · April 21, 2012

@krafia This rivals your office: http://t.co/rXpXQ0PI

Marco Maria Colucci · April 21, 2012

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