Fresh white treatment rooms are contrasted with khaki-green communal areas inside the Dentista dental clinic in Amsterdam, which has been designed by local studio i29.
“Our design strategy was to bring together a clean, fresh medical environment and a wellness experience,” the studio explained.
“Natural wood, abundant greenery and an open-plan layout make visitors feel at ease.”
Upon entering the clinic with its timber-clad facade, patients find themselves in a waiting area that houses a few chairs and a tall wooden box seat.
While the majority of the room is rendered in white, the immediate area around the help desk is finished completely in khaki green, from the furniture to the ceiling, walls and floors.
A strip of flooring that runs alongside the clinic’s front windows has also been painted green and decorated with an array of tall, leafy plants in khaki-coloured pots that help obscure the interior from passersby.
A white corridor leads to the rear of the clinic, where eight treatment rooms encircle a planted open-air courtyard.
Each room is fronted by timber-framed glass panels with semi-opaque stripes that help to maintain patients’ privacy while letting in light.
Apart from a khaki-green feature wall, the treatment areas have been painted completely white, which i29 says “intuitively refers to medical professionalism”.
Colour reappears in the staff breakout area in the form of a khaki-green kitchenette and a cushioned bench seat that backs onto a matching wall.
In the evening, when less natural light filters through from the courtyard, the entire clinic is illuminated by a series of ring-shaped pendant lights.
i29 is based in the Dutch municipality of Ouder-Amstel and is led by Jeroen Dellensen and Jaspar Jansen.
The studio has completed a few other projects in Amsterdam this year, including an angular house that floats on a canal and an apartment for an avid art collector.
The photography is by Thomas van Schaik.