Impress dental clinic in Barcelona features smile-shaped timber partitions

Pine-wood partition walls that curve upwards like smiles carve up the interior of this dental clinic in Barcelona, Spain, designed by Raúl Sanchez Architects.

Impress is spread across the ground and basement level of a historical building at the heart of Barcelona.

The clinic differentiates itself from other dentists by offering online treatments that reduce the need for face-to-face visits.

Impress dental clinic by Raúl Sanchez Architects

Local studio Raúl Sanchez Architects was asked by Impress to create a “fresh” design befitting of the brand’s young customer base.

Eschewing the typical white and sterile environment that is commonly found in dentists, the studio opted to erect a series of swooping pine partitions that recall the clinic’s smile-shaped logo.

Impress dental clinic by Raúl Sanchez Architects

Curving up from the ground floor to a mezzanine level, the partitions stop just below the clinic ceiling.

They conceal two treatment rooms and a toilet.

Impress dental clinic by Raúl Sanchez Architects

“The geometry of these partitions is based on circumference curves that go up

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Eight home offices with stylish set-ups for remote working

The rise of coronavirus means a growing number of people are required to work remotely from their homes. Dezeen has selected eight inspiring home offices, including one that’s lined entirely with plywood and another that’s hidden inside an artichoke-shaped room.


Home office interiors

A Room in the Garden, UK, by Studio Ben Allen

An artichoke-shaped garden room in southwest London accommodates this quirky study.

The space is fronted by a desk and picture window, while at its rear is a chunky plinth where inhabitants can recline to read a book – it even includes a pull-out bed, perfect for mid-afternoon naps.

Find out more about A Room in the Garden


Home office interiors

Argentona Apartment, Spain, by YLAB Arquitectos

The full-height oak wood cabinetry inside this Barcelona apartment conceals a fold-out desk where inhabitants can sit and work.

Inhabitants can alternatively opt to work on the light-filled terrace that’s dotted with potted plants.

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SODA creates contemporary MYO offices inside 1970s London building

The gridded facade of this office in central London informed the arrangement of its interiors, where SODA has built a series of flexible workspaces that can be adjusted to suit different occupants.

The 3,716-square-metre MYO offices take over the second and third floors of 123 Victoria Street, a mixed-use building that lies just a short walk from the major transport hub of Victoria station.

Originally constructed in 1977 by EPR Architects, the building features rows of windows that angle outwards to form transparent, box-like forms across the facade.

MYO office in 123 Victoria Street, designed by by Soda

This became a key point of reference for architecture studio SODA, which was tasked with developing the interiors of MYO.

The studio wanted to mimic the “cellular language” of the building’s exterior by creating an internal grid of workspaces that can be subtly reconfigured or opened up to suit companies of different sizes.

MYO office in 123 Victoria Street, designed by by Soda

“We wanted to push back against the

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John Whelan adorns Paris’ Nolinski restaurant with art-deco details

Gold-leaf “sunbursts” and mirrored panelling feature in this art deco-style Parisian restaurant, which British designer John Whelan has stirred with 1970s-inspired details.

The restaurant is set within the five-star Nolinski hotel in Paris’ first arrondissement, just a short stroll from the Musée du Louvre, and Jardin des Tuileries.

Nolinski restaurant in Paris, designed by John Whelan

It had previously featured a mixture of blue and grey surfaces, as well as a dropped ceiling, resulting in what John Whelan described as an overall “cold” interior.

“There was also what I thought was a problem of ‘contre-jour’ where there are two competing natural light sources,” the London-based designer told Dezeen.

Nolinski restaurant in Paris, designed by John Whelan

Keen to bring a sense of warmth back to the restaurant, Whelan decided to base his design scheme on the rich material palette of the art deco movement.

“I was inspired particularly by the restrained Parisian art deco of the 1930s – think Jean-Michel Frank, Pierre Legrain or Sue et

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Worrell Yeung contrasts wood pillars and grey marble in Chelsea Loft

New York architecture studio Worrell Yeung has brought new life to a former artist’s studio in the city, stripping paint off wood pillars and adding a large kitchen island.

Located in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighbourhood, the project is a two-bedroom apartment that spans half of a floor in an early 20th-century building.

Chelsea Loft by Worrell Yeung and Jean Lin

It was previously occupied by an artist and art handler for the Museum of Modern Art and had not been updated in nearly 40 years. Seafoam green paint coated historic wood pillars and the ceiling was clad in tin tiles.

Chelsea Loft by Worrell Yeung and Jean Lin

Worrell Yeung‘s overhaul of the 2,200-square-foot (204-square-metre) apartment involved stripping back these finishes, painting the walls and ceiling white and adding in reclaimed pine wood floors from Madera.

“Timber columns and beams, cast-iron capitals, and wood timber ceiling joists were left raw and exposed, particularly in the generous living area, to maintain the spirit of the New

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Pink holiday home by KC Design Studio features dedicated cat room

Cats’ Pink House is a holiday home in Taiwan that includes cat ladders, a rotating carousel-shaped climbing frame and a fluffy pink swing for the owner’s feline companions.

KC Design Studio made everything pink, even the basketball hoop and court for the human occupants.

Cats' Pink House by KC Design Studio

The three-storey house by the sea is a place for the client to “relax and have fun with her three cats on holiday” said the studio.

A whole room on the second floor is dedicated to the cats, viewable from the master bedroom via a wide picture window.

Cats' Pink House by KC Design Studio

Pink cat ladders lead up to a writing desk and connect to ledges running around the room.

“The owner can do what she likes to do and play with the cats at the same time,” said KC Design Studio. “She can also stay in the master bedroom to observe the cats’ moves next door before going to

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