Creative Dental Clinic by MMVArquitecto

I’m pretty sure if all dental offices looked like this one, no one would be missing their cleaning. These sleek offices in Torres Vedras, Portugal were designed by MMVArquitecto as a way to re-interpret the average dentist’s office.

Taking a space in a common building, they chose to experiment with materials like recycled glass to create light reflections and vibrations throughout the space for it to appear as if it’s “constantly mutating.”

The shades of green  and black glass create semi-transparent walls to separate patient, reception,  and waiting rooms.

The striped patterns of the glass inspired the white walls that have gaps of light peaking through.

With so much light pouring in and all of the white surfaces, the space appears so clean and sterile, which you want in a dental office, but not stiff and uptight.

The green and white balance each other out making for a place of “reflection”.

The glass panels that make up the walls are of various thicknesses causing the visual to be distorted on the other side.

Photos by FG+SG – Architectural Photography.

Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.