American architectural firm Matt Fajkus Architects, based in Austin, designed this low-lying dermatology office – Westland Dermatology — and placed it atop a hill overlooking Texas Hill County, in Marble Falls, Texas, USA. The project was completed in 2017.
The structure is made mostly out of concrete and glass, two materials which come together to create an atmosphere that is tranquil and soothing – just what medical patients need. Thanks to its priceless location, the building’s glass walls allow patients and employees alike to look out onto the rolling hills that surround the building. All of which comes together beautifully to create a calm atmosphere.
Concrete is also used on the interior, granting the building a sense of continuity, and the abundance of natural light that seeps in through the glass walls fills it with warmth. Local Texas walnut and natural stone were also used, giving the space a cozy, almost like home, feeling that would help patients feel welcome. The stylish and contemporary design used in its interior makes it easy to forget that patients are sitting at a medical office.
The interior layout makes the building easy to navigate, intuitive, and provides a workflow that allows both patients and customers to wander without interacting with the most private areas of the space.