Paulo Merlini has designed a new dental clinic in Porto, Portugal. The space was unusually narrow, which forced the architect to think outside the box and create a more vertical structure as opposed to a more horizontal doctor’s office layout. The reception area and waiting room is a white, floating box that “mimetizes the idea of being under a rood, giving the user a familiar sensation of comfort”. The lighting are lamps that also float in the air. These elements all contribute to a calming sensation before patients are seen for their appointments.