Neon, velvet and bright colors in the project of architect Raul Sanchez.
A new dental clinic of the Impress network has opened in Madrid — a bright and dynamic space aimed at a youth audience. Spanish architect Raul Sanchez skillfully highlighted authentic architectural details and complemented them with minimalist color blocks.
The peculiarity of the elongated room occupied by the clinic is in the expressive load-bearing elements. At the windows, the ceiling supports a number of powerful granite pylons, while elegant metal supports of the early XX century are installed in the center of the hall. In an effort to leave both in plain sight, but to smooth out the contrast between them, Sanchez decided to integrate metal columns into the space of semicircular medical offices. The architect placed them along a blank wall, and turned a spacious passage along the windows into a lobby. “This is not the first time I use rounded motifs in projects for Impress, they also echo the clinic’s logo—” says the author. – Moreover, I managed to make sure that cylindrical volumes work perfectly in small spaces. So, the lobby of the clinic turned out to be complex, with an interesting geometry and a good influx of daylight””
The dynamics of rounded partitions are picked up by linear lamps located at an angle of 45 degrees to the main axis of the room, and not only pylons, but also an active alternation of colors give rhythmicity to the interior. Sanchez contrasted the snow-white floors, ceilings and walls of the lobby with scarlet doors, columns, curtains and other elements. Contrasts continue inside the cabinets — the author completely filled two of them with red. The second fiddle is played by a rich blue, which is decorated with one of the offices and a corner meeting room behind a curtain.
Textures of different depths bring variety to a laconic interior with an absolute minimum of details. So, the smooth linoleum on the floor is adjacent to the sculptural surface of raw granite, and the smooth matte finish is complemented by the decoration of the cash register room with expressive red velvet. Neon signs successfully complete the bold and artistic image of the clinic.