The Dentolutions lounge was a scheme to transform a dental office basement that currently houses inefficiently organized mechanical services into a multi-use lounge and meeting area.
One large space is lightly partitioned by a system of moveable curtains and distinct flooring materials. . The program requirements vary widely, including a staff lounge, locker room, study hall, yoga studio, kitchen, laundry, and emergency sleeping quarters for the not-so-rare Northern Michigan snow storm; each of these programs requires a different aesthetic environment and a varying level of privacy. The curtain system allows for a large degree of flexibility of activities happening in close proximity, as well as the ability to create "right sized" spaces for each activity. Key elements within each space signify these overlapping activities: the conference table rises to the ceiling to clear the floor for the yoga studio; a mirrored wall hides mechanical services and extends the galley kitchen’s length; and a generous picture window allows natural light into the lounge, mixing interior and exterior space below ground level.
Designed by Christopher Reznich and James Chesnut.