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Over 500 Ceramic Disks Cover The Walls To Create A Unique Identity For This Dental Clinic

November 18, 2022

More than 500 hand-crafted ceramic discs line the wall of this modern dental clinic, while microcement covers the floor.

Architecture firm Pedra Silva Arquitectos has shared photos of Maida Smiles, a dental clinic they designed that’s located in London.

The designers took inspiration from their interpretation of ceramic dental implants which are commonly used in restorative dentistry.

More than 500 hand-crafted ceramic discs line the wall of this modern dental clinic, while microcement covers the floor.

This took the form of more than 500 hand-crafted ceramic discs which cover the walls in a honeycomb-style cluster, providing a modern, clean and clinical edge.

More than 500 hand-crafted ceramic discs line the wall of this modern dental clinic, while microcement covers the floor.

The reception desk is finished with micro cement, which joins this element to the floor, ceiling, and walls behind the ceramic discs, creating continuity between these surfaces, while limiting the use of excessive materials and thus highlighting the ceramic elements.

More than 500 hand-crafted ceramic discs line the wall of this modern dental clinic, while microcement covers the floor.

The ‘wrap-around’ ceramic wall design with curving corners, spans from the reception area to the waiting lounge.

More than 500 hand-crafted ceramic discs line the wall of this modern dental clinic.
More than 500 hand-crafted ceramic discs line the wall of this modern dental clinic.
More than 500 hand-crafted ceramic discs line the wall of this modern dental clinic.
More than 500 hand-crafted ceramic discs line the wall of this modern dental clinic.
500 white ceramic discs line the walls of this modern dental clinic.

The design also features a hidden door leading to the main clinical area which effectively disappears when shut blending back into the wall.

A modern dental clinic with a hidden door.
A grey ceramic disc acts as a handle for a hidden door.
A modern dental clinic with a hidden door.

The corridor leads to the dental areas and features the same concrete material as the reception desk, making the transition less jarring as customers journey through the clinic.

A modern dental clinic hallway with microcement floors.
A modern dental clinic.

Here’s a look at the floor plan.

The floor plan of a modern dental clinic.
Photography by Ana Marques

Source: Contemporist

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