+Medical Practice in Thiva
In 2008 we were comissioned by a cardiologist to convert an apartment he had purchased into his new medical practice.
The apartment was located in Pelopidou Street, not far away from the Center of the town of Thiva (Greece) and 91m² (980ft²) of area.
The biggest challenge of this project was to deal with the small apartment size, since the wish of the client was to include a microbiological laboratory in the practice.
It was also essential, that enough space for the waiting area was provided. The doctor’s experience was, that certain days and periods of the year for visiting his practice were “rush hours”.
While keeping the statically relevant elements in place, we decided to tear down almost all walls. All flooring materials of the original apartment were also torn out, since they were of poor quality and not adequate for the new space design.
The height inside the apartment was sufficient enough to intsall a suspended ceiling, in which electrical systems, lighting, loudspeakers etc. could be integrated.
The layout of the floorplan is simple:
The area for a cardiological examination and the microbiological laboratory are on either sides of the reception/waiting area.
The integrated furniture was tailor-made for the needs of the practice.
Walnut veneer was used for part of it, the doors and the dividing walls.
We used stainless steel, corian and synthetic coating for some furniture elements.
Ceramic tiles of big format and in light colour were used for the entire practice, in order to make it feel more spacious than the original apartment.