We had the freedom to select an area of the total floor plan to use while the rest of the space would be left open to other future tenants. The project did not require a specific amount of square footage for the individual spaces; just to use a total of 4,500 square feet. Rooms in the program include: 1 private office shared by 2 doctors, 1 private office for the manager, 1 break room/staff restroom, 10 treatment rooms, 1 dental and sterilization lab, a reception space with a waiting room/patient restroom, and a small touch down consultation space.
Reflected Ceiling Plan
furniture/finished floor plan
Theory of Prospect & Refuge:
Prospect and refuge seeks to answer why certain environments make us feel the way we do, and how they meet certain psychological human needs; Where people can see without being seen.
The basic principles suggest that people prefer to stand near the edge of spaces, opposed to the center with a limited amount of access options and some kind of overhead cover.
Environments that are balanced between prospect qualities and refuge qualities are seen as more desirable. Examples of prospects in nature include hills, mountains, and trees somewhere close to open settings. Examples of refuge in nature include enclosed spaces like caves, climbable trees, and dense vegetation. For interiors settings, prospect can be deep balconies and terraces, as well as generous use of windows and glass doors. Refuges can be alcoves with lowered ceiling heights and external barriers like a row of hedges or shrubbery and fences.
Ways to include prospect and refuge in the design is to be conscious of creating multiple vantage points within a space, & making large open areas that are appealing while using screening units like glass for partial refuge. Glass creates boundaries and refuges but also keeps a clear line of slight from both sides of a wall.
CONCEPT: Seen as both valuable & multi-functional, gold provides a trendy yet timeless aesthetic in an ever-changing environment.
Its malleable properties allow it to stretch and adapt to meet the needs of new situations. Throughout the centuries, gold has been used for decor to show prestige, can be found in new technologies and inventions, and even in medicine. Gold has been used to highlight cracks and repairs as simply an event in the life of an object rather than allowing its service to end at the time of its damage. This embraces the concepts of celebrating imperfections, acceptance of change, and improvement through repair just like dentistry.
EMPLOYEE BREAK ROOM
HALLWAY SECTION CUT