Entry number: IE08011
Project Name: NALANI
Building Type: Healthcare
Completion Date: February 15, 2008
Project Location: 10885 S. Eastern Ave., Henderson, NV 89052
Project identification number: 1E08011
Project category: interior architecture
Type of project: tenant improvement
Completion date: 2-15-08
Type of construction: VB
Materials used: 3 form acrylic, wood slats, accustical panels, steel, drywall and river rock
Building area: 2,310 sf.
Statement of Design Approach:
The main design approach was to enhance the tenants space through openness and daylighting. The double loaded corridor was abandoned, which allowed the space to be open and free flowing. The design capitalized on the existing shells glazing to the east and north.
The design transforms the clinical perception of a doctors office to one of tranquility. The feeling of containment is discarded for a sense of openness. Functions become spatial objects that patients move around and through. Visual interest is enhanced by the abundance of daylight. Shadow patterns playoff the object creating opportunities for visual stimulation. Simple everyday materials; drywall, wood slats and acrylic are combined with 3 form seaweed glass panels to liven the space while adding richness to the overall composition.
Daylighting strategies were developed and carried through the entire program. The goal was to reduce the electrical load and create spaces that require minimal lights to be turned on during business hours. Sun studies were performed to maximize sun in the winter, and to minimize and protect in the summer. All offices and treatment room received motion sensor lighting controls. Locally available rock and wood were used as the finishes.