Mal-Vi Architects created a warm, surprising, and professional interior for a 970 square foot ORL clinic in Thessaloniki Greece. ORL stands for otorhinolaryngology in Greek, or, quite literally, “the study of ear and throat.” It’s safe to assume that this particular practice likely has a focus on the ear given the presence of a prominent “acoustic wave” partition. From the Mal-Vi’s website:
Given the fact that the client was a newly arrived surgeon in Thessaloniki (Greece), we were handed the task of creating a memorable office space, providing an experience as distant as possible from the usual image one associates with a visit to a doctor’s studio. In order to separate the medic’s office and exam room from the reception space and waiting room, a flexible partition was designed. The partition incorporates the reception desk, as well as the exam room entrance, while its bulging shape—deriving from the form of an acoustic wave, is a reference to the practitioner’s field of specialty.
The text on the waiting room walls below is the Hippocratic oath (in Greek, naturally). The space is sleek, modern, and successfully looks nothing like a traditional doctor’s office. The lighting design is by local lighting company Reflectlights, and the green space design is by VitaVerde.