FERTILITY CLINIC

WHAT: Manhattan fertility clinic in old brownstone building

CHALLENGE: Balancing an intimate & comfortable setting with lab & privacy
requirements; adding a bit of warmth and humor to a clinical process

STRATEGY: Warm tones, natural light & wood floors create a comfortable
atmosphere; required levels of privacy are carefully orchestrated in the layout.

 

 

CONTRACTOR: Tadkar Construction

PHOTOGRAPHY: Ben Rahn, A-Frame Studio

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The Reception has warm tones for carpeting and walls and plenty of woodwork to make clients feel comfortable.

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Layers of material and color add texture. The warm color and texture of the brick hints at the domestic.

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The two examination rooms have sliding panels made of textured eco-resin which allows natural light to stream in without losing the required privacy.

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The two collection rooms are furnished in deep red rubber & soft light; the A/C air handlers are mounted in their dropped ceilings: both the lower ceilings and the humming add to a sense of privacy.

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The offices continue the warm color scheme with brightly painted walls that can easily be changed when necessary. the interior office borrows light from the front one via a large clerestory.

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Tiles in the various bathrooms. the round “moon” lamps add a warm glow.

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The lab has storage space for the nitrogen tanks and IKEA cabinetry adds plenty of storage.

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The window to the lab where clients drop off their “specimens” has an abstract sperm pattern etched into the glass.