RIBA Award-Winning Dental Practice Rises From The Lush British Countryside

by , 07/19/11

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Situated within the quiet town of Ivybridge in Britain’s southwestern corner, Brown’s Dental Practice is not your average dentists office. Designed by David Sheppard Architects using local materials like stone, wood and glass, the double-height dental practice blends perfectly with the surrounding environment. The project was also recently awarded with this year’s RIBA Award.

The outside of the building features two contrasting sides – one made from local stone walls, and the other from rough-cut sweet chestnut planks, which were air-dried in a barn for four months and painted with pigment from an ebony-colored steel that was left to rust in water for weeks.

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