Freud Sand Sculpture

"Freud with a patient" - a sculpture from sand by Spanish sculptor Aarón Jiménez at the International Sand Sculpture Festival in 2009 in Portugal.

Psychiatrist Office

Psychiatrist office in Hong Kong designed by Ted Ngai in 2009.



Cleveland Clinic's Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas, designed by architect Frank Gehry, provides state-of-the-art care for cognitive disorders and for the family members of those who suffer from them.

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The interior design for a mental health clinic in Akasaka, Tokyo by Nendo Inc. The clinic specializes in total mental health care: in addition to standard consultations with a psychiatrist, it offers such services as corporate consulting and support for patients returning to the workplace. Rather than getting patients back to a 'zero', a neutral starting place, the traditional model for mental health care, the clinic aims to provide patients with something extra: a further richness in their daily lives that they did not have before starting treatment.

The interior design is an attempt to express this philosophy in space. The 'doors' that line the walls of the clinic do not open, and 'ordinary' parts of the walls open up into new spaces. The consultation rooms are entered by sliding the bookshelves sideways. The door at the end of the hallway opens onto a window; the amount of light in the hallway is controlled by opening and closing the door.

By providing alternate perspectives for viewing the world, and avoiding being trapped by pre-existing perceptions, the interior allows visitors (and staff members) to experience opening new doors in their hearts, one after the other.



A sculpture of Dr. Sigmund Freud made from old phone books by an artist Long-Bin Chen.

The Elise Island 1

The Elise Island 2

Interior of the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry of the ‘Evangelisches Konigin Elisabeth Krankenhaus’ Hospital (KEH) in Berlin.

Each room in the hospital was designed in terms of shape, colour, materials and light with the aim of promoting a positive atmosphere, empowering children’s imagination and positive emotions.

Designed by The Dan Pearlman creative agency.