Smiles By Dr. Cecile / Buensalido Architects

© Benson Go

Architects: Buensalido Architects
Location: Dusit Hotel, , Metro Manila, Philippines
Area: 90 sqm
Completion: 2009
Photographs: Benson Go

© Benson Go

Smiles By Dr Cecile was an existing dental clinic that was going through a rebranding as they wanted to give it a ‘re-birth’ as a premiere and first aesthetic dental clinic in the Philippines. Typical dental clinic designs would be conservative, ubiquitous, and very clinical. It thus called for a design that is to be the complete opposite of these typical clinic design traits avant-garde, modern, unique and fresh, and vogueish.

floor plan

The spaces were designed with its cross-sections as a starting point. Cross sections were shaped at every 1-meter segment of the entire space, and were then connected to each other, forming a continuous surface that weld walls, ceiling, and flooring into one amorphous shape, mimicing the developmental behavior of a typical tooth as well.

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Cite: "Smiles By Dr. Cecile / Buensalido Architects" 25 May 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 28 May 2015. <>
  • diego

    nice!!!! very vogue and stylish! i’d love to have my teeth pulled out here! :)

  • diego

    nice! very vogue! would love to have my teeth pulled out here! bravo!