Architect in Charge:
A space for a psychologist with a specialisation in parental, adolescent and child clientele is designed within a ground floor enclosure that has been a ground floor refrigerator for years. The client wanted a versatile space that could open to an option for group sessions and presentations every week or so, without losing the qualities that allow for the private conversations that happen in the separate room.
The space is accessed via a fair-faced reinforced concrete ramp. The door opens to the lobby, a room that is either stand-alone or can be expanded into the private office. On the one side of the lobby are the service areas (toilet and kitchen). Opposite the entrance door is the double door leading to the psychologist's office.
Due to the demand for sound-proofing separations and clear surfaces, each element within the space is designed and constructed to meet the specifications. Measurements showed a decrease in 30dB of sound between the private office and the lobby area when the door is closed. In case additional privacy is needed, the two-way sound system can make up for it by playing different music in each room. Doors are designed and constructed withhidden frames and each bespoke piece of furniture is detailed to the demands of a space that is frequented by children.