Dental Practice Ivybridge, New Devon Healthcare Architecture, English Dentists Building

Ivybridge Building: Brown’s Dental Practice

Devon Healthcare Development, southwest England, UK – design by David Sheppard Architects

19 May 2011

Brown’s Dental Practice Ivybridge

Design: David Sheppard Architects

Brown's Dental Practice, Ivybridge building

Photos: Joakim Boren

RIBA Award winner, 19 May 2011

This is a feast for the senses: from the overt tactility of the rough-hewn stone walling, to the scent and smooth warmth of the birch plywood that lines the interior spaces. The quality of light in the treatment rooms is particularly poetic, with frameless glass rooflights capturing dappled light as it falls through the trees.

Brown's Dental Practice, Ivybridge building England

The architect has worked hard to balance the patients’ requirement for privacy with the practitioners’ need for an airy light-filled workspace. The narrow slots between the planks of cedar cladding are glazed, giving patients glimpses of the outdoor world.

Brown's Dental Practice, Ivybridge building UK

The delight in material and texture is a welcome contrast to the functionality and lack of care so often associated with healthcare buildings.

Brown's Dental Practice Ivybridge Devon

Brown’s Dental Practice, Ivybridge – Building Information

Location: just east of Plymouth, southwest Devon
Architect: David Sheppard Architects
Client: Lorna and Derek Brown
Contractor: Sherwell Valley Builders

RIBA Awards

Location: Ivybridge, Devon, south west England, UK

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