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Ananda Clinic / Forma-i

  • 01:00 - 20 July, 2009
Ananda Clinic / Forma-i
Ananda Clinic / Forma-i

Ananda Clinic / Forma-i Ananda Clinic / Forma-i Ananda Clinic / Forma-i Ananda Clinic / Forma-i +18

  • Architects

  • Location

    Sao Paulo - São Paulo, Brazil
  • Architect

    Loriane m. Icibaci / Forma-i
  • Contractor

  • Technical inspector and engineering

    Jose furlan
  • Electrical project

    Pires, Scala
  • Sanitary

  • Client

    F. Maeda
  • Technical Inspector And Engineering

    Jose furlan
  • Electrical Project

    Pires, Scala
  • Window System

    Tres Irmaos
  • Area

    360.0 sqm
  • Project Year


From the architect. The clinic construction was completed in December 2008 and subsequently refurbished and officially opened in January 2009. The project was originally planned as a space to accommodate young patients in three different specializations: orthodontist, physiotherapist and psychologist.

The main idea behind the project was to provide space for work and amusement for the main users (children), avoiding the conventional concept building fit program.

The project is located in a region where temperatures are predominantly warm and therefore the use of high ceilings, bright colours, marble and no carpets. The project also minimized the heterogeneity of materials, simplifying the construction process. These measures together with crossed ventilation system created by different sizes and opposite windows, eliminated the need for air conditioners. The place also had to be durable in respect to children's use, and therefore it was required that walls and flooring were finished with washable surfaces.

In this part of the country it is not common to use insulation materials in buildings at such scale. Steel, insulated panels and double walls were used on the west facades where the afternoon sun is the strongest.

The design in general, although apparently contrasting with its surroundings, has close roots with the local architecture from the 50's.

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Lucas Carvalho Muniz · October 31, 2010

Acho que já tinha te mandado @Anandaarq ..mas vai de novo

Scott · February 05, 2010

Fluid, simple(in a good way) and clean. What more does one want from it?

John Dewart · October 03, 2009

Contrast to all the other comments, I find it a very refreshing project, smooth transitions and open space creates a nice elegance! Good job Forma-I!

By the way, searched your website, nice touch too!

Francisco · July 24, 2009

It´s Horrible...

John Dewart · October 03, 2009 02:18 PM

Hi Francisco,

Like Barbara's comment, I'm curious to know what makes this project so "Horrible" to you. The smooth curves and vast space gives it some elegance in my opinion, but surely not "horrible"...

Very curious to see your comments!

zeta · July 23, 2009

What is this project about... a hall and stairs?... dont like it... so sad, so simple, so ugly.

Amanda · July 22, 2009

Reminds me of a public pool

fb · July 22, 2009

That clinic looks so sad...
Like death is coming...

Barbara · July 21, 2009


John Dewart · October 03, 2009 02:16 PM

Hi Barbara,

Interesting observation. What specifically would make this project so "HORRIBLE" as you say? I've definitely seen worse in my life and the smooth transitions give it some elegance in my opinion.

Curious to see your comments.

kenji · July 21, 2009

"where the afternoon son is the strongest." SON ===> SUN

tropicalismo360 · July 21, 2009

Well if you wanted 'clinic' colours you've got them - chilly.

Architecture Feeds · July 21, 2009

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