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Interior Design by Atelier RZLBD seen at Brampton, Brampton - AK Clinic
Image credit: Borzu Talaie

AK Clinic

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Our human body reveals that beauty or health is symmetrical, balanced, and ordered. The smallest intervention project of Atelier RZLBD to date, the AK Room is a spatial experimentation of these values, converting a typical clinic room of an insignificant footprint into one that transcends its physical boundary and inspires a deeper sense of well-being. Expressing the idea of “care” beyond clinical service, the room is composed of two symmetrical “hands” coming together from above and below, embracing a body in the very center. The materials of the ceiling (wood) and the floor (tile) extend on the two side walls up to the ribbon mirror in the middle, forming a U-shaped bottom and its counterpart top; everything else is in either white or black to be visually unobtrusive. Upon entering the central gate, the room unfolds a small universe, in which everything is perfectly symmetrical, both horizontally and vertically.

Project credits:

Client: AK Care
Budget: Withheld

Architect: RZLBD / Atelier Reza Aliabadi
Project Lead: Reza Aliabadi
Project team: James Chungwon Park
Construction Management: Maxamin Homes
Architectural Photography: Borzu Talaie

Location: Canada, Ontario, Brampton
Basics: Intervention
Lot: N/A
Area (GFA): 60 sqft / 5.4 m2
Design: 2019
Completion: Winter 2020

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Atelier RZLBD

Meet the Creator

Atelier RZLBD is a boutique art & architecture practice based in Toronto founded by architect Reza Aliabadi (OAA, MRAIC); whose work extends to making arts, crafting objects, designing buildings, curating installations, and publishing a zine called rzlbdPOST.

The practice is not just an ordinary operation that serves, rather like a positive virus, it contributes, communicates, challenges, and adapts itself to the needs of each project and its context.

Our work has been distinguished with numerous accolades including the Architecture Master Prize (2018, 2019), American Architecture Prize (2017) and Ontario Association of Architects Awards (2009, 2011); exhibited in many venues including the Sir John Soane’s Museum (London 2018), the World Architecture Festival (Berlin 2017, Amsterdam 2018), the School of Architecture at McGill University (Montreal 2009, 2017), and Toronto Harbourfront Centre (2012); also celebrated in more than 100 print publications.

In 2017 Atelier RZLBD has been selected among the top emerging design talents in Canada. In the same year, the UK publisher Artifice released a monograph, RZLBD HOPSCOTCH, which recognizes the past seven years of Reza’s practice by collecting essays, project profiles, and annotated drawings.