forma i: ananda clinic, sao paulo, brazil
 
forma i: ananda clinic, sao paulo, brazil forma i: ananda clinic, sao paulo, brazil
jul 28, 2009

forma i: ananda clinic, sao paulo, brazil

the exterior design, though contrasting with the surrounding infrastructure, reverts to close roots with local architecture from the 50s image courtesy of forma-i

designed by loriane m. icibaci of forma-i, the ananda clinic is meant to accommodate young patients who need treatment from three different specializations: orthodontistry, physiotherapy and pshycology. the main idea behind the project was to provide space for work and amusement for the main users (the children) and to avoid the conventional concept of a clinic. for children’s use, the walls and flooring have been finished in washable surfaces.

the space is located in a region of sao paulo, brazil where temperatures are predominantly warm, thus the design incorporates high ceilings, bright colours, marble and no carpets. a cross ventilation system has also been created by use of different sized windows, eliminating the use for air conditioners. insulated panels and double walls are used on the west façades where the afternoon sun is the strongest.

the back façade of the building image courtesy of forma-i

image courtesy of forma-i

a cross ventilation system has been created by use of different sized windows which are opposite each other eliminating the use for air conditioners creating an internal patio image courtesy of forma-i

image courtesy of forma-i

a wrap around ramp makes it easy to move between the two-storey structure image courtesy of forma-i

the corridor image courtesy of forma-i

the ramp leading to the second floor image courtesy of forma-i

walls and floors have been finished in washable surfaces image courtesy of forma-i

the reception area image courtesy of forma-i

image courtesy of forma-i

the front window image courtesy of forma-i

image courtesy of forma-i

  • WOW, not bad at all. I like the ramp in the entire house. No stairs. Nice work guys,

    Erroll Kort says:

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