The main source of inspiration for this project is the Aesculapian Staff. This image of a snake winding around a staff, a common symbol for the medical profession, informed an enticing spatial concept. The design revolves around the healthcare and well being of the patient and generates a twister, a compositional element which winds from the couches in the front, into the wall, stretching over the ceiling and drawing patients toward the reception desk. The sense of compression afforded by the narrow floor plan accentuates this experience, luring visitors further into the room as they comprehend the full scope of the interior.
GRAFT’s intention to break with stereotypes and common patterns of perception are of special interest when designing a dental practice, as few other environments are tainted with such a negative preconception. What is commonly a cold and sterile environment is displaced by a lounge atmosphere. Invigorating warm colors and an outstanding spatial sculpture create this effect within the practice, fostering sentiments of comfort and well-being.