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DENTIST OFFICE – KBK

Daniela Ĺ karica

private

dentist office kbk - interior

commission

completed

2008

Rijeka, Croatia

134 M2

The dentist office is situated in the centre of Rijeka in the 1907. residential building.

Two major requirements dictated the design:

– the maximum utility of the given space within the limitations that the function of the dentist office provides as such.

– a deliberate separation of public and private spaces within the office (the spaces that are used by the patients and by the staff only)

This division is achieved through a careful zoning of spaces, aiming at complete control over the movement of patients. The southern part, which is also an entrance, is logically designed as patients’ space, with a waiting room and a toilet, while the office area, for staff exclusively, is situated in the north. The overlapping operative zone is in the east.

A careful analysis of the complete space and an intentional functional integration of working units resulted in a logic grouping of spaces, achieving the maximum comfort for the patients and the maximum productivity for the staff.

As a dentist office itself requires a certain amount of physical cleanliness, the space is mainly dyed white, colours used mainly as to accentuate elements within the space.