Thursday, January 19, 2012

Dental INN


Project Practice Dental INN in Viernheim / Greater Frankfurt Area / Germany
designed by Architect PeterStasek

A white organically shaped island surrounded by transparent glass walls, witch are characterized bymonochrome overprint of the Viernheim forest. The floor covering with an unfinished apereance plays a homage  to a forest glade and provide the necessary  nutrients for everything, witch should here prosper. The light illuminates the way and provide the upbeat for anew descovery of oneself.

The project "Dental INN" has been designed by the architect Peter Stasek as a dental facility in form of a therapy-lounge for dental beauty in Viernheim / Germany. The project represents a new concept of interior design for dental practices themed "healing effects of organic shapes and natural structures" and was mainly developed for Dr Bergmann, an international accredited implant dentist. In addition to dental treatments such as veneers and bleaching, Dr Bergmann and his team provide, amongst other things, symposia on implantology for numerous young dental surgeons from Europe, Asia and Africa.

The practice has a total area of about 300 sqm and comprises of 6 treatment rooms, one sterilization room, one conference room, a patient lounge and a multifunctional island, which is placed in the middle of the practice. This island encompasses important functions such as a reception desk (with an additional visitor counter), an x-ray room, a back office and a kitchenette.

The organically shaped island, which is surrounded by transparent glass walls, is the main eye catcher of the practice interior. The surrounding walls represent the geometrical counterpart and are characterized by a monochrome overprint of the Viernheim forest. This natural, all-embracing forest structure represents in fact the backbone of the practice design and generates a positive effect on the clients mind.
Another characteristic interior feature is the design of the floor covering for which the technology of self levelling compound made of several colour components was used. The result is a continuous and jointless floor covering which pays homage to a forest glade my means of freehand design patterns.

Another significant architectural aspect of the interior design is the fusion of the colour and lighting concept. The entire colour palette of the walls, the floor covering and the ceiling is based on the utilisation of non-colours (only white, anthracite and shades of gray have been applied). In addition to this, the surface of all deployed dental equipment appears in silver-gray colour. The drafted lighting concept includes not only the basic lighting of the rooms but also the LED illumination of the white-coloured practice island with programmable colour scenarios. This is complemented by the colour orange from the Dental INN emblem in the form of small pieces of furniture and working clothes of staff members.

As a final addition to the design concept, a sound concept for all treatment rooms, the conference room and the lounge has been implemented. An audio and visual environment has been created as a unique composition that contributes to the relaxation of all clients and staff.

Dental INN Shop Wall, photo by Stefan Blume 2010
Dental INN Entrance, photo by Stefan Blume 2010
Dental INN Forest in Conference Room, photo by Peter Apelt 2011
Dental INN Island, photo by Stefan Blume 2010
Dental INN Treatment Room 01, photo by Stefan Blume 2010

Dental INN Conference Room, photo by Peter Apelt 2011
Dental INN Lounge, photo by Stefan Blume 2010
Dental INN Sanitary Room, photo by Peter Apelt 2011
Dental INN Final Draft by Architect Peter Stasek

The project Dental INN by Peter Stasek Architects, entry into the FX Awards 2012 has been short-listed as a finalist, the awards ceremony takes place on 22 Novemver at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London

 nominated for "German Light Design Award 2012" (Der Deutsche Lichtdesign-Preis 2012)

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Light Center Speyer

vernissage 2012, photo by Peter Stasek

photo documentation after oppening by Lena Rübsam, 2012

Project Light Center Speyer / Greater Frankfurt Area / Germany
designed by Architect PeterStasek

The showroom of the new Light Center Speyer, situated in a factory building, was to be designed as exhibition space, consulting area and meeting place. Here, a frame generating interior design synergy effects was to be created for all latest light trends, technologies and light designs. Its sophisticated structure was to build the backbone of the entire light exhibition, but at the same time was never to overshadow the priority of the lighting objects to be exhibited. For this purpose, nature created a unifying shape as inspiration: the „twister“, a natural phenomenon with invisible forces which make nearly everything float and which, at the same time, cause new aesthetics of spiral sailing. The maelstrom of the twister, a polarizing force, magically draws almost every visitor into the middle of the exhibition and makes them, together with all the high-end light objects, completely forget the existing gravity.

The total area of the Light Center Speyer is about 300 sqm. It comprises a main exhibition room with a height of almost 6 m and an integrated gallery, an office wing, an entrance hall with reception and conference functions as well as sanitary facilities.
The organically shaped 3D twister sculpture, which is floating in the air, marks the middle of the showroom together with the reception desk made from rusted steel. Both adapt themselves to the spiral upwards movement of the twister. This movement already begins within the 2D floor covering design. The shear walls which are tangent to the twister are aligned to the organic lines of the twister just as the whole shape of the intermediate ceiling with steel columns and the layout of the sails above the gallery.

The use of basic materials, not only for the bearing construction but also for the surface design, is characteristic for the entire interior design of the Light Center Speyer. In this matter, only untreated steel, which for the most part remains visible, was used, amongst others, for the supporting structure of the gallery. The floor covering of the showroom was made from polished concrete with colour additives, and the floor covering of the gallery was designed as a visible, untreated wooden ceiling construction. In some predetermined areas, the wall and ceiling coverings made from plaster boards were emphasised by rusted steel plates. The same rusted steel plates make up the reception desk covering as well as an inlay within the floor covering design. For the sails, a camouflage net of the Norwegian Army was used as optical division between the showroom and the gallery.

The mergence of the colour and light concept is another characteristic feature of the interior design of the Light Center Speyer. The entire colour range of the floor coverings, walls, ceilings and the furniture is based on the utilisation of non-colours. Only shades of white, anthracite and gray were applied enabling all colour accents within the showroom to be generated only by the light itself or by the surface design of the light objects.

Peter Stasek Architect 
Photographer: Lena Rübsam