Taiwan   |  2020

MUSE Design Awards Silver Winner

Cha-Mi Chinese Medicine Clinic

Entrant Company

Studio X4

Category

Interior Design

Client's Name

Cha-Mi Chinese Medicine Clinic

Sub-Category

Healthcare

Amid downtown, converged at traditional food markets and financial hubs, Songshan district of Taipei city, contrary to common storefronts at the ground floor, Cha-Mi Chinese Medicine clinic is situated at the third story of the building, providing higher privacy to patients. Within 495 square meter of space, the interior comprises consulting rooms, the dispensary, VIP therapy rooms, and laboratories. Every well-rounded hospital concerns a safety issue of avoiding excessively long passage between consulting rooms, which easily causes blind spots and is unfriendly to the elders. How to configure appropriate passages for patients thus becomes the first challenge of this project. Inspired by the contour of satellite, disperses routes of therapy rooms and re-merges with registration and dispensary sections forms a centralized-circle layout; in other words, the master-planning forges centralization by decentralization of regular compartmental layout. Concentric form is naturally innate existence like a seed, whose round and effortless contour avert indifference stereotypes of a clinic and sooth mental pressure for patients. Away from redundant colors, clean white backdrops and woodworks in oak took minimal usage of material, resonating calm ambiance. Light freely transmits through three elevations of heights, which better illumination condition and create enticing visuality. Another mention that, people barely notice the actual presence of herb therapy, which derives from withered grass. While seasonal herbal grasses flourish in 6 test tubes around registration, the uncertainty of life and death is awakened, echoing to daily errands of the clinic, resonating like an endless loop.

Credits

Design Director
Li-Yu Cheng
Photographer
YHLAA
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