Rita Clinic

program:
Hair Transplant and Medical Clinic, 575 m²
location:
Altunizade, Istanbul, 2023
status:
completed
contractor:
photography:
ALT KAT

Rita Clinic, a 575-square-meterbeauty and hair transplant facility situated in Istanbul, features 7 hairtransplant operating rooms, 4 cosmetic rooms, as well as additional facilitiesincluding a cozy café space.

Inspired by the Zen philosophy and Japanesearchitecture, our initial focus was on crafting a space that mirrorstranquility, modesty, and simplicity in which the architectural journey becomesa narrative guided by the inherent wisdom of nature. Organic forms areemployed, mimicking nature not solely for their shape but also to introducefresh perspectives and angles, encouraging an ingenious way of experiencing thespace.


The quest for a harmonious blend ofstability and fluidity guided our material choices. Deliberately selectingmaterials like the comforting textures of sand and the timeless allure ofnatural stones aimed not only to evoke comfort but also to establish anoverarching sense of stability in the clinic's ambiance. In the pursuit ofvisual equilibrium and a hint of contrast, the seamless integration of a gentleflow of bluish water takes center stage. The dynamic interplay of its movement,coupled with the crystal-clear clarity of its form, creates an environment thatemanates serenity.

From the outset, the incorporationof the blue water theme is noticeable in an artistic piece – the reception desk– collaboratively crafted with a sculptor artist. Furthermore, this blue themeis echoed in lighting elements and art pieces across the entire space, even inunexpected places like the ceiling of the restroom.

Given its nature as a clinic,sterile materials and finishes have been employed, including surfaces withoutbaseboards or seamless flooring materials to enhance hygiene, such as noskirting boards or groutless floor materials.
Clients visit here to transforminto their desired selves, with a hint of stress, of course. Yet, our goal asdesigners is to shift this sensation to a therapeutic, healing, and relaxingexperience. It's not just a mechanical space; it's a living interior with ahealing and therapeutic effect, where you naturally trust and feel yourself.
This place emanates a dreamyatmosphere, aiming to disconnect people from the outside world and immerse themin the present moment with full awareness through unique forms, surprisingangles, and art pieces. The art elements extend beyond sculptures or wallpaintings; they are further enhanced by Japanese flower art, introducing anadditional layer of aesthetic depth to the space.