The machine precision and handcraftsmanship of a fine sports car inspired the design of the Cosmetic Surgery Clinic. These are qualities the client, a renowned plastic surgeon, values and espouses in his work, challenging conventional perceptions of physical perfection through technological innovation in handcraftsmanship. Likewise, the clinic’s design reflects the patients’ desire to achieve an ideal of Asian beauty through wellness and enhancement powered by technology with surgical precision.
The clinic was commissioned to facilitate the performance of physical enhancements whilst providing high profile patients with intimacy and exclusivity. Transparency and reflection are juxtaposed against illusion and mystery, simultaneously revealing yet concealing the occupant of a given area.
The space is defined by a series of parallel steel-edged wall planes made of materials selected for their technological, industrial and aesthetic properties such as glass, fibreglass, steel and lacquer. The walls incorporate lighting, ventilation and storage, and slice through the main body of space to create private waiting areas. All materials are developed with machine precision to a smooth and integrated form like an injection-moulded component. Custom lighting design provides a rich yet full effect crucial to the colour rendition of skin. The colour in the waiting and public areas is a platinum opalescent spray lacquer while the treatment rooms are lined in pale buff ribbed wallpaper evocative of lingerie and flesh.