When you walk into this private dental clinic in Antwerp, time seems to stand still. For a moment, you forget the busy city life, thanks to this sober, comforting interior. With these calming acoustics, Norm Architects wants to invite the visitor for a moment of reflection and self-care. Here, a dental visit is no longer a stressful occurrence.
Norm Architects is a Danish architectural firm, based in Copenhagen, and specialises in industrial design, residential architecture, commercial interiors and photography. They always start from a Scandinavian design, characterised by aesthetics, natural materials, restraint and refinement. They try to find a balance between richness and restraint, between order and complexity. What makes the architectural firm stand out is their interest in human well-being and the personal experience that their works provoke. Their simple designs always carry larger ideas, and these should not only look good, but also feel good. At Norm Architects, architecture becomes thoughtful.
The primary goal of the stylish interior is to redefine the dental experience.
For the design of this private dental clinic in Antwerp, the architectural firm made well-considered decisions, in order to create a space of urban refuge. By using subtle colours, natural light and sober furniture, they wanted to construct a space where visitors could stop, breathe and reflect. This gives the architecture a comforting character. The primary goal of the stylish interior is to redefine the dental experience. They want to replace any kind of negative, nervous feelings with comforting sensation, through architecture. Therefore, despite the modest furnishings, the space has a warm, welcoming atmosphere. Norm Architects has taken a very thoughtful approach with designing this dental clinic. They strove to design a space that evokes feelings of assurance and calmness in its visitors. Looking at the interior, we definitely believe that they have managed to achieve this. A visit to the dentist suddenly doesn't seem so bad at all.
Design by Norm Architects
Photography by Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen