Gallery: Shift Architecture + Urbanism Transforms a 1930s Dutch Villa I...

The windows frame the activity of the patient in the dentist’s chair from the outside.
 
The windows frame the activity of the patient in the dentist’s chair from the outside.

The existing building was a traditional Dutch home with a brick exterior and slate roof. Shift Architecture + Urbanism‘s renovation honored the history of the existing home and added a new volume contrasts with the materiality of the existing building. With its standing-seam zinc cladding, the new volume stands out in an iconic way.

Though the exterior of the stylish new dental clinic seems a bit industrial, the interior is clean and full of light. Orange built-in cabinetry also brightens the office environment in a humorous way. The architect installed “a large ‘flower window’, that also serves as a bench” to connect the interior to nature and create a sense of serenity. This window also frames the activity of the patient in the dentist’s chair from the outside.

+ Shift Architecture + Urbanism

Via Freshome

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