Clinic for children: Acceptance + Intimacy
Pleasant thoughts don t usually follow medical visits…
The coherences that follow the need of a doctor don t help the patient accept his condition.
An architect though, can improve the aesthetics of a space… He can create such atmosphere into space that can make patient relax and at the same time strengthen doctor ‘s role to the patient’s problem … even before treatment begins!
When patients are small children then the route is humor + intimacy….
It s about a Child Psychiatrist clinic and the goal was to encourage childrens’ disposal of expression + mental immediacy to a successful treatment.
A shortcoming in this effort was the geometry + size of the apartment in combination with the position of the entry, imposing a linear waiting room.
The contact with the inner space still from entering, works soothing + redemptive on the patient, making him feel nice and have time for humor and reflection through the funny snapshots on the walls.
The furniture designed from scratch + exclusively for the clinic, using natural materials +making thoughtful color combinations, reinforcing the sense of peace + security into the space.
The impulsive reaction of the youngest patient (just 4 years old) to the doctor before the collage of funny photos that we composed, facing it for the first time:
“This is just what I needed … Thanks !!!”
Studio LILA architect + designer which is based in Athens, was established in April 1999 by Lila Athanasopoulou, architect engineer of NTUA.
It deals with the study + construction of private houses, while working + experimenting on a wide scale field, which includes the following, among others;
detached residences, modifications, apartment blocks and shops alongside product design.
It has participated in national exhibitions of architecture + design, while relevant articles have occasionally been presented in Greek publications.
A part of its effort is dedicated to what has been termed as “brand architecture”, and it stems from understanding the function of the notion each brand + its strategic implementation in an architectural proposal. The aim is to establish norms in order to produce purely original work. The constant experimentation with materials leads its projects always a step ahead, giving birth to new spatial experiences; that is imprinted in each project through the experiential potential of space, advancing specific life models.
The team has over the years accumulated substantial experience not only in architectural design + construction, but also in interior design reaching up to product design.
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