futuristic lines and sleek surfaces shape korean laboratory by beomki lee

futuristic lines and sleek surfaces shape korean laboratory by beomki lee

medi cloud, a gene analysis company established in 2019 provides customized medical data out of a laboratory complex in suwon, south korea. medi cloud tasked designer beomki lee to create a space that would reflect timeless design with a sophisticated and distinct style, setting it far apart from conventional lab spaces.

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equipment display room

 

 

contrary to traditional lab environments that are isolated and controlled spaces, medi cloud wanted to improve their work space for the continuously shifting 21st century. they asked the designer for an open and transparent research space, with sleek, smooth surfaces to act as a neutral canvas. by showcasing lab activity and equipment, ideas surrounding accessibility, transparency, and collectivity, the designer reflected the company’s concept in their new laboratory.

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entrance hallway

 

 

a highlight of the project includes the central equipment display room, which can be found between a public entrance hallway and research workspace. the color palette has been reduced to a luminous white and silver, enabling a backdrop for research and equipment that is free of disruption. this is complemented by materials such as glass, steel, and glossy surface treatments.

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equipment display room

 

 

the material palette communicates both the aesthetic context of the interior for visitors while maintaining a functional base for researchers. these elements are heightened through the natural light provided by transparent glass strategically placed throughout the space, allowing for each corner of the laboratory to be illuminated.

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research workspace

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equipment display room

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equipment display room

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conference room suite

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entrance

 

project info:

 

name of project: medi cloud
name of client: medi cloud
designer: beomki lee
completion date: may 13, 2019
project address: 77 changnyong-daero 256 beon-gil, suwon, south korea
floor area: 335 square meters

 

 

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edited by: cristina gomez | designboom

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