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Why do medical centre waiting rooms look so sterile and
impersonal? This was the question Klein Architects asked when
they started the design of the Shortland Health medical
clinic. Their answer was to turn this on its head with use of
their unique design philosophy of Wellness in Design.
Klein's four Wellness in Design concepts; health, happiness,
sustainability and purpose are central to their design.
"Happiness is somewhat intangible but, here we define it as
something beautiful: something that makes you enjoy spending time
in the space", says Dan McNelis from Klein.
This beauty starts in the patient lounge with a sophisticated
curved island with an aged brass top and stained European birch ply
curved around the sides of the island. Finishing the
comfortable feeling in the lounge is the soft, inviting materials
and the wall plantings.
Continuing the beauty in to the corridor, Klein have included
archways of richly stained European birch ply with thin strips of
bespoke lighting custom-designed by Klein. "The lighting emulates
shards of light peeking through the forest canopy" says
Klein used Jacobsen Decotile Stone Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) on
the floor to complete the look.
'We chose Decotile Stone Luxury Vinyl Tile as this product was
able to provide the durability required for a busy medical
facility, as well as the strong and solid aesthetic we looked to
achieve as contrast against the softer elements of this delicate
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