Maida Smiles Clinic / Pedra Silva Arquitectos

Curated by María Francisca González
DENTAL CLINIC, HEALTHCARE INTERIORS • UNITED KINGDOM
Architects : Pedra Silva Arquitectos
Area : 990 ft²
Year : 2019
Photographs : Loop Audiovisual
Manufacturers : AutoDesk, Artek, B&B Italia, Gerflor, Oluce, Prolicht, Carl Hansen and Son, Chaosgroup, Ferreira de Sá, Olaria Portuguesa, Secil Group

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“We have been recruited by Maida Smiles to ship a singular and memorable design idea for his or her excessive road premises in Maida Vale,” he stated. “It wanted to be visually partaking whereas selling the character of the clinic,” he stated. “This required a progressive and complicated design idea in step with the superior beauty dentistry and facial aesthetics work which takes place there.

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“The design inspiration is predicated round our interpretation of ceramic dental implants that are generally utilized in restorative dentistry. This took the type of greater than 500 hand-crafted ceramic discs which cowl the partitions in ahoneycomb-style cluster, offering a contemporary, clear and medical edge. The design additionally incorporates a hidden curvilinear door resulting in the primary medical space which successfully disappears when shut mixing again into the wall.

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“We needed the reception space to speak with the surface walkway and movement into the general public area. The ‘wrap-around’ ceramic wall design with curving corners helps deliver motion and supplies connection and continuity to the surface realm. The reception desk itself is manufactured from concrete which joins this aspect to the ground and ceiling whereas limiting using extreme supplies.

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“One other key side concerned the technical facet of the design throughout the precise dental theatre. Over time we’ve constructed up a deep understanding of workflow, tools and procedures inside world-class surgical and working areas. There are numerous components which have to be rigorously thought of in these reside working environments, together with cautious administration of area and the free-flowing motion of surgical groups and sufferers. Sensible and ergonomic options for technical tools, devices and waste disposal are additionally elementary and should work seamlessly with any design idea.

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“The general outcome for Maida Smiles is a minimalist, free-flowing design which maximises using area. The custom-made ceramic wall and iconic furnishings additionally work in tandem to create an fascinating dynamic affecting surfaces, mild and reflection.”

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PSA was based in 2003 in Lisbon, Portugal, later establishing workplaces in Brighton, UK and Maputo, Mozambique. The boutique design workforce consists of 16 members from 5 international locations, delivering prime quality initiatives world wide.

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The agency’s world profile in healthcare and dental design has additionally been boosted by a variety of worldwide award wins during the last decade. These embody double honours on the British Personal Dentistry Awards for Finest New Apply and the IIDA Asia Pacific Inside Design Awards (Healthcare Class), with additional shortlistings within the Healthcare Class of Archdaily’s Building of the 12 months Award and INSIDE Pageant of Interiors Award.

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Mr Silva stated the agency’s newest instalment notably helps illustrates PSA’s artisan design strategy involving delicate craftsmanship tailor-made to particular person shoppers’ wants.

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“One in every of PSA’s best strengths is its workforce and we take nice satisfaction in our collaborative design strategy in addition to our open, trustworthy and clear working relationship with shoppers,” stated Mr Silva. “We work carefully with artists world wide to tell our artistic course of, drive innovation and develop lasting and significant design ideas.

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“Whereas architecture is essentially about drawback fixing and sensible options, it is very important us that every challenge receives our signature mark which is constructed on creative integrity. The Maida Smiles challenge is an effective case research highlighting this strategy.

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“As we stay up for 2020 and past, we’ll proceed concentrating on worldwide dental and healthcare initiatives the place our broad worldwide expertise and English-language communication abilities present a aggressive edge. We even have an extended monitor file working with improvement businesses, business shoppers and personal shoppers in a variety of different distinct markets together with business workplaces, hospitality, leisure, housing and retail area. The Portuguese residential market is prone to be a key progress space within the years forward.”

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Notable healthcare initiatives delivered by PSA embody Care Implant Dentistry and Chatswood Diagnostic Centre in Australia, T Clinic, Mint Dentistry Clinic and ‘O Meu Dentista’ clinics in Portugal and Spain and Brighton Implant Clinic within the UK.