A team of Scapesmiths’ recently designed the Lavanya Laser & Plastic Surgery Clinic located at Mahesh Nagar in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.
A well-designed clinic is essential for the well being of the patients. The spaces have been divided into two halves both proportionally and volumetrically with the ground floor serving as a public zone for outdoors patients and upper floor making up the private rehabilitation areas, which distinguish, indoor from outdoor patients through functional zoning.
Although the clinic is organized in a conventional rectangular planform, the articulation of spaces within the clinic and the circular twist to the laser room, forming the corridor for the patient’s rooms on the first floor, makes it unconventional.
A perfectly lit corridor reaches towards a modern, green wall which displays the clinic’s name at its peak, symbolizing an arrival of sorts. The whimsical approach to color combinations, textures and patterns is welcoming while remaining eclectic. Both light and dark accents adorn the walls at strategic heights, creating a more open and weightless atmosphere.
The cream and orange colored walls create a beautiful contrasting backdrop against the teal-colored furniture and the framed openings along with hints of antique gold furniture here and there. The right color can make or break a space and we love how this bold color scheme gives a unique identity to this space.
The changing intensity of light through the day changes the intensity of the painted walls in the common area, framed by arched doors and windows from two sides, evoking the impression of openness and light. The waiting and reception area creates a perpendicular axis with the corridor that further opens up in different consultancy rooms.
The O.P.D. chambers have wall-to-wall bookcases as backdrop to stack the reference study material and various bits and pieces of antique artifacts showcasing the aesthetic side of the owner doctor.
Inclination towards art make the designers adorns the walls with artwork and paintings everywhere in the clinic. As you go upstairs, pictures of the monumental beauties of Jaipur are showcased on the walls of the deluxe-rooms developed for the in-house patients and the corridor leading towards the rooms, giving an insight into the rich heritage of the city to the outstation patients.
The areas most “lived-in” such as the patient’s rooms, the waiting area, reception and the OPD were strategically placed in the front so as to have access to direct sunlight compared to the service area and the operation theatres which need to be power-lit in any case.
The whole 3000 Sq. Ft. space of this clinic is bathed in a riot of bold colors such as tangerine, emerald green, burgundy blended with cream and grey, demarcating and grouping categorically the various areas accessible to the visiting patients and areas designated for the use of the staff at the clinic and the in-house patients.
Visually interesting and tactile materials such as metal, colored walls, veneer used in a combed manner over doors and furniture are used throughout the clinic, shaping a center which is functional and space-efficient yet non-institutional in look and feel.
Designer team: Aman Lamba, Bhavuk Jain, Nikhita Singh
Location: Jaipur, Rajasthan
Size: 3000 Sq. Ft.
Photographer credits: Studio BluOra