This sophisticated interior goes beyond aesthetics
Dr. Ford’s new plastic surgery clinic needed to reflect his reputation as a preeminent plastic surgeon who keeps himself and his private-practice on the leading edge of aesthetic medicine. The design concept, motivated by modern warmth and sensitivity, required an efficient plan to accommodate the various functional requirements without compromising on luxury or discretion.
Interior Designers: Jacqueline Claassen, ARIDO and Donna Wood, ARIDO
Design Firm: Bullock + Wood Design Inc.
Photographer: Joaquim Santos
The award-winning architecture of the luxury commercial condominium at 7 St. Thomas Street in the heart of Toronto’s prestigious Bloor-Yorkville district provided the ideal location for Dr. Ford’s established practice. The building’s modern and dramatic glass facade appealed to our client’s vision for the interior of his clinic with panoramic exterior views to a green-roof and cityscapes to provide a calming experience and support a bright, dynamic environment.
The quality of interior finishes selected reflect Dr. Ford’s high standards and eye for detail. Materials used in this interior are durable and sophisticated to mirror his established practice. New condominium construction required the client to budget all new energy-efficient mechanical and electrical services, infrastructure and distribution. Strategically designed to fit within the ceiling, the new infrastructure is tightly shared together with various lighting and an integrated sound system, finished discreetly in a smooth drywall ceiling.
Natural and neutral palettes were selected to showcase authentic materials. Crisp-white walls, ceilings and floors provide contrast to the natural warmth of walnut veneer walls, doors and millwork.
Dramatic black and white marble in the reception desk and double sided feature-wall create modern architectural detail that elegantly frames the white, butterflied slabs and vivid artwork. The simplicity of black accents also seen in lighting and hardware provides a modern yet classic edge to contrast softer elements.
A black graphic mimicking the bold contrast of the carpet pattern delivers a visual signal on glass throughout. While creating a definition between spaces, glass partitions with discrete sliding doors allow natural light to infiltrate interior offices and provide a personal connection between waiting patients and clinic staff.
Calming exterior views to the green-roof are available throughout the clinic, stimulating our innate biophilia connection with nature, while powered black-out blinds provide absolute privacy when needed. Consultation rooms equipped with LED lighting and the latest technology aid in visual accuracy for doctor-patient consultations.
A galley kitchenette furnished with discrete, high-end appliances provides staff a refreshment oasis with sightlines to exterior views while maintaining the same comfort level as the public spaces.
As Dr. Ford consistently exceeds his patients’ expectations, so too does his new plastic surgery clinic, elevating the standards in aesthetic medicine.
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