Allied Health | | IDEA 2020

Allied Health

Chameleon Architecture

What is the ‘big (IDEA)’ behind this project?
Allied Health comprises of Podiatry, Physiotherapy, Pathology, Dietetics and Psychology. Victorian cornices, skirting boards, ceiling roses and chandeliers combine to present the interior as classically ‘Victorian’. This familiar design setting is then dislocated into the biological sphere; glossy white molecules or futuristic pods interlock between the floor plates. The surgery space interiors go against the sterile norm, with walls, floors, ceilings and joinery clad in plywood and finished in clear lacquer with maximum wood grain, creating a rich, warm, womb like interior.

Design Practice: Chameleon Architecture
Location: Melbourne, Victoria