Clínica da Vila
Photography: Francisco Nogueira
Clínica da Vila is a dental surgery located in Ericeira, a small fishing town half an hour by car from Lisbon on the Portuguese West Coast.
The project consisted of restructuring the ground floor area within a two-story building located in the historical center of the town.
The interior of the former store, subject to diverse interventions and utilisations over the course of time, did not display any substantial constructive or spatial logic and hence explaining the need for its complete rehabilitation.
Correspondingly the intervention extended to include the spatial reorganization of the layout and thus establishing the conditions to receive new functions – the street-facing reception and consultation rooms with the technical support spaces concentrated within the interior of the building.
In contrast with the minimalist white background that characterizes the general ambiance of the space, the project featured the design of inbuilt pieces of furniture, such as the reception counter finished in pine applied in a zig-zag pattern. The artificial lighting was also surgically placed so as to emphasize the public areas within the building.