Physiotherapy Clinic H3

A two-level 450sqm abandoned store, dark and void. The challenge was to envision a place to disconnect from the street hustle and connect with our bodies. From the flow and lighting to the material palette and furniture selection, we created a welcoming, warm and relaxing experience while keeping a professional image away from the masseurs stereotype.

The program required us to combine different degrees of privacies: individual physiotherapy cabins’ and flexible rooms for pilates and yoga activities. The cabins, placed on the upper floor towards the long street-facing façade, became the show-window and an effortless way to communicate what was happening inside. Each one of them incorporates a three component module: greenery, organizing and cleaning area and changing seat.

The doors, made from pinewood and polycarbonate, allow the light to filter into the corridor that becomes a relaxing waiting area with its built-in sofas. Through the green stairs and rope railing, we connected to the lower level of the store where we located the changing rooms, service areas and the pilates area – a series of folding doors transform the 100 sqm space into three 30 sqm rooms.

From the heart of the clinic, the path back to the entrance becomes a peaceful transition back into the city life.

Architects: Kaura Studio
Client: Private
Location: Madrid
Date: 2020
Photography: Imagen Subliminal (Miguel de Guzmán + Rocío Romero)


Architects: Kaura Studio
Paseo General Martinez Campos 28,
28010 Madrid

Kaura es una firma de arquitectura fundada en Madrid por Letizia Caprile y Emilio Caprile.

Letizia Caprile es graduada con honores en IE University y profesora invitada de la IE School of Architecture and Design. Con experiencia en diferentes escalas y facetas de la arquitectura, Letizia ha trabajado en Reino Unido, Chile, India y Omán en proyectos residenciales, planificación y políticas urbanas, vivienda social y desarrollo inmobiliario.

Emilio Caprile con un título en Económicas, un MBA ejecutivo del IE Business School y un Diploma de Negociación Ejecutiva de Harvard Business School. Emilio ha participado en el desarrollo, diseño, administración e implementación de una amplia cartera de proyectos inmobiliarios comerciales y residenciales, así como numerosas unidades de negocio nuevas.

Desde Kaura, se especializan en la conceptualización de espacios a partir de las experiencias humanas. Con un enfoque en la artesanía, los materiales saludables y el diseño circular han realizado proyectos residenciales, retail y contract.