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Aesthetic Dentist – Çağdaş Kışlaoğlu Clinic



The designers describe the project:

' The demand “contemporary, striking, sculptural and out of the ordinary” constitutes the best possible project demand for an architect. 
The clinic, located in Zorlu Office Blocks, made it possible for us designers to be a real experience area.
When this phrase, which liberates our perspective and approach to space, was embodied with the sense of fluidity 
whispered to us by the space and the creation of circulation routes, a striking and organic space with its tectonics emerged. 
While creating the plastic of the space with the theme of fluidity, which is the product of an organic process, 
we took references from nature and transformed it into a space that prioritizes human scale. The venue, which appears as a very different clinic 
with the integration of technology and original art works into the space, using up-to-date design technologies; was shaped by parametric design 
tools and methods during the design and production process.
Planning an optimum health space in use was the most challenging parameter for us in terms of square meters, 
due to the limitations of the space in the design of the clinic, which consists of five examination rooms within 250 m2,
 which is formed by the merging of two offices in Zorlu Center. We have made the circulation and the waiting area 
connected to it the most crucial periphery of the project by aiming to keep the square meters of the space at the optimum, 
as the spaces suitable for the ergonomics of the health space should be planned together with the wet spaces 
that should be protected in the current planning of the space. Thanks to the “ring” corridor, which is one of the important 
decisions of the planning; While the patient entrance and the personnel entrance were separated, the public part where the waiting and 
counter is located and the sterile area where the clinics are located were separated from each other. 
This separation allows the privacy of physicians while selectively separating the public and private spheres. 
The inner shell façade, which frames the spaces in a fluid manner throughout the circulation of the entire space, 
slowly rises as it passes from the public to the private, while at the same time transitioning from bronze tones to white tones. 
Thanks to this fluid passage, the visitor becomes conscious of moving towards sterile environments inside the clinic.
Project Location: Beşiktaş, Istanbul
Project Type: Hospital / Polyclinic
Project Type Group: Health
Employer: Çağdaş Kislaoglu
Main Contractor: Aks Architecture
Project Manager: Şule Ertürk, Nergis Kahraman
Photograph: ALTKAT Architectural Photography
Project Start Year: 2019
Project Completion Year: 2019
Construction Start Year: 2019
Construction Completion Year: 2020
Land Area: 250 m²

The “shell” that shapes the perception of the user as soon as he enters the clinic forms the backbone of the project. The “shell” interior façade, which surrounds the circulation and public spaces of the project, opens up the necessary areas, revealing the functions that serve the public corridor. This “shell”, a physical manifestation of fluidity and insight, provides opportunities for diverse and unexpected perspectives thanks to these openings, with its meeting locations.

The architectural tectonics of the “parametric shell” that gives the project its identity; It has a structure that changes its form organically according to the use of the different surfaces and spaces it wraps. This “shell” manifests itself as a layer above the glass walls that cover the circulation of public spaces. The designers, who want to ensure the folding and folding of the shell in a fluid and organic way, were inspired by nature for the inner wall they shaped with parametric design tools.


Inspired by the mathematics of nature, the designers, who adopt the bio-mimicry approach, have been inspired by the folding, unfolding, stretching and recovery properties that manifest themselves in the shell and/or skin of many different living things in nature. In this way, it has an inner shell in the form of an opening, which is referenced by the systematics of flexible structures such as an “armadillo” that transforms itself into a rollable ball in case of danger, or a “rosary beetle” that transforms itself into a “ball” in order to advance rapidly. The scales in the shells of the aforementioned creatures have a morphology suitable for folding and stretching by shrinking has provided an observable tissue fluidity for designers.

The metallic color and texture of the crust make the observer feel that it is “man-made” as well as its organic tectonics. The anthracite, white and bronze colors in the project are the preferences for the identity of the spaces and the perception desired to be created in the space. It aims to strengthen the assertiveness and experienceability of the space by creating high contrast in general. Anthracite color used in the waiting area; While defining the public space, the walls of the clinic rooms, which grasp the circulation, surrender themselves to the white glass walls that represent sterility, as the clinic moves towards them. The clinical rooms, which we connect with the exterior, emphasize the sculptures and sculptural clinic benches used in the space with the strong contrast created by the white and anthracite inside. Thanks to the “white” glass and glassy surfaces preferred inside the clinics and on the internal circulation facades of the clinic sides, clinical conditions that are kept clean and provide a minimum environment for today’s pandemic risks are made possible.

This is why the automatic sliding doors of all the places visited by the user and staff throughout the clinic, which has a sterile usage scheme, are designed as touch-sensitive. The fact that all spaces in the clinic are designed with the right ergonomics ensures comfort and continuity for staff, doctors and visitors throughout the treatment process. Patient-doctor communication is strengthened thanks to the screen integrated interview modules in two of the clinical rooms.


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