RIGI design construct a warm clinic for dental surgery in china
RIGI design has developed ‘a warm clinic’ dental surgery in tianjin, china, in the hope to remove the anxiety surrounding the dentist, and instead put the patient at ease. this medical unit is not often seen as a friendly environment, the cold registration desk, the worrisome waiting chairs and the disturbing doors of the clinic rooms, all contribute to a sense of distrust. the studio aimed to eliminate this fear and create a space which would reflect the warmth and care that this health care group wished to project.
ordinary chairs in traditional hospitals are arranged in a parallel order which RIGI design believes enhances the unease of patients. instead the studio introduced a series of rectangular tables which patients could sit around, presenting an unconventional environment that goes against the ‘waiting room’ area aesthetic. this layout is complimented by contemporary furniture pieces including bookshelves, pots, plants, hanging lamps and even a tea and coffee space, creating a home-from-home setting.
the desk holds a complimentary facade which uses cut-away circles
the facade of the exterior is decorated using modular embellishments which have been translated into the interior, forming a complimentary facade behind the sign-in desk. a large play area for children is placed at the center of the room, using a house-shaped entrance which allows for a sense of warmth to be felt within the building. the corridors which lead to the medical rooms use numbers painted onto the floor, which subtly distract the patient from their nervous apprehensions before being seen by the dentist.
children’s play area
the entrance uses a house-shaped silhouette
RIGI design have created a home-from-home setting for the waiting room
contemporary accessories were added to the interior
the space includes a tea and coffee area
corridor leading to the waiting rooms
numbers are listed on the floor
project name: a warm clinic
project type: medical space
designer: liu kai
design company: rigi design (www.rigi-design.com)
photographer: bian huan-min
main materials: paint, mosaic, blackboard paint, perforated plate, concrete precast slab, colored glass
author of the design description: liu kai
design time: august, 2015
completion time: november, 2015
location: tianjin, china
edited by: hollie smith | designboom
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