Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
Institute of Strabismus Treatment in Krakow, Poland by KUMstudio
December 22nd, 2013 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: KUMstudio
The interior design was created for the Institute of Strabismus Treatment deals with the diagnosis and treatment of strabismus, amblyopia and nystagmus in children and adults. It has been prepared under the personal guidance and objectives with a strong focus on the unique solutions that meet the requirements of the clinic of the highest quality and standard of services with reputation on the world.
The designed space is identified by three unknown egg-shaped objects intruding into the space. They cut out shapes in space, creating a unique interior. This is clash of rectilinear, rational formation with organic nicety of foreign, rounded ‘bodies’. Each object is made by a different material – one in raw, grey concrete; the other in a warm wood; the third covered with green grass. Looking from the outside oval objects make an impression as they support all floors of the 6-levels building.
Suspending ceiling squeezes between oval solids, spreads across the ceiling, gets by rounded arms into the open space of waiting room and reception area. Lamps sunken in the ceiling give the impression of scattered, light discuses or full moons. All look like they would try to escape from the space – scamper off into direction of outdoor.
All medical offices are fully equipped and designed for ophthalmology function. Each also has a different character, surprising by variety of geometric patterns and dynamic colours on ceilings and walls. Ipso facto the spirit of the clinic differs significantly from the stressful and overwhelming hospital aesthetic.
One of the main objectives of the Strabismus Treatment Institute was to adapt space to the needs of the youngest patients. Thus, multitude of the wall’s and floor’s finishes are rounded; avoiding sharp details and materials of glass and metal; finish of details or pieces of furniture in organic shapes, in soft materials, friendly to the touch; the colours above standard, rich, various, friendly and optimistic.
Category: Medical Center