Beach side serenity is the palette for this chiropractic clinic
The design scheme for Movement Chiropractic and Rehab was inspired by the client's love of the beach. It was a narrow, bare unit with plenty of potential. We paired a sea-star blue accent colour with a very calming white throughout the clinic. A sand coloured floor and custom-designed reception desk with speckled quartz countertops complete the beach side serenity atmosphere.
Interior Designer: Luca Campacci
Design Firm: Level Studio Inc.
Photographer: Level Studio Inc.
The client's passion for art created another interesting feature. This clinic features the work of local artists along the main hallway. We felt it was important to provide aspiring artists more opportunities to showcase their work, especially in Vaughan, and was a great way to give back to the community in a subtle way.
A wide central hallway was crucial as some of her potential clients could be in crutches, a walker or wheelchair and also allows better viewing of the gallery wall. The hallway extends out to a very open area with plenty of space for exercise and rehabilitation treatments.
The biggest challenge was spacing of treatment rooms in such a small space in order to maximize profit while also providing other program requirements such as a kitchenette, accessible washroom, office and storage. A double-loaded corridor was the most efficient use of space that opens out to the rehab area. Natural light filters through the clinic on both ends maximizing daylight and we felt this was extremely important for a healthcare facility. We also chose to go with space saving sliding doors throughout the clinic.
Another challenge was addressing the existing location of the electrical boxes that were in prime real estate by a window. We used large blue bi-passing doors that were opaque for the electrical room which allowed light to filter through them and maximize daylight within the space.
The layout is flexible as the company grows. Rooms that don’t contain chiropractic tables can be used as meeting rooms or office space. With their first clinic, the client has the space and layout to build a thriving chiropractic practise
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