Urban Zen Creates Spa Lounge-Feel Inside This Skincare Clinic in Hyderabad | SR Exclusive

Urban Zen Creates Spa Lounge-Feel Inside This Skincare Clinic in Hyderabad | SR Exclusive

Stretch fabric ceiling, groups of planters on a pebble bed, and large glazing help channel a soothing spa lounge aesthetic inside this skin care clinic in Hyderabad, which has been completed by Rohit Suraj, Principal Designer, Urban Zen design studio. One of the largest skincare clinics in Ahmedabad- Nava Clinic’s brief was for a design that was cutting edge yet minimal. The designer has shared with SURFACES REPORTER (SR) how he realized a state-of-the-art and experiential clinic that also ensures a calming and confidence-inducing ambience for patients. 

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Nova-Clinic-urban-zen-rohit-suraj-surfaces-reporterThe shell of the project is built in levelled ceilings with stretch fabric lighting, engaging walls with angled patterns filled in wood or colour and a rather simple flooring in concrete tiles with angles of terrazzo and brass inlay.


The Focal Point

The highlight of the project is the lounge space where we worked to encapsulate the feel and comfort of a spa lounge. During the day, the space is illuminated by the large glazing behind the clusters of planters on a pebble bed.

Nova-Clinic-urban-zen-rohit-suraj-surfaces-reporterAt nighttime, the stretch fabric ceiling replicates sunlight and keeps the space bright and ambient.

An Eclectic Mix of Materials

The project accommodates various interesting elements finished in a combination of simple materials giving it an eclectic look and feel. Terrazzo stone in combination with lightwood veneer and evergreen concrete textures have been widely used throughout the space.

Nova-Clinic-urban-zen-rohit-suraj-surfaces-reporterTan leather sofas were paired with short and comfortable armchairs without any bulky sections to ensure that the furniture had minimal detailing and was easy on the eye.

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Terrazzo With Brass Inlay 

The entrance of the clinic welcomes a visitor with a featured reception flowing seamlessly with the terrazzo flooring in combination with concrete and brass profiles. Nova-Clinic-urban-zen-rohit-suraj-surfaces-reporterThe well-lit stretch fabric ceiling keeps the space illuminated apart from the recessed track lights that suspend can lights.

Plants For Calming and Soothing Environment

Ferns, palms and other large, leafy plants add a layer of soothing vibes to the ambience. Movable wooden partitions are another focal point that maintains some much-needed privacy between the waiting area and the consultation rooms.

Nova-Clinic-urban-zen-rohit-suraj-surfaces-reporterThe partitions are suspended from the ceiling and exude the illusion of floating in the air.

Dark and Light-Themed Cabins

Both cabins have bespoke designs that match the personalities of the practitioners implicitly.

Nova-Clinic-urban-zen-rohit-suraj-surfaces-reporterOne is dark-themed and the other is light with veneer wrapping from the wall to the table. Italian texture paint gives a finishing touch to the entire frame and makes the space more engaging.

Nova-Clinic-urban-zen-rohit-suraj-surfaces-reporterSurface recessed linear lights in the ceiling add to the ambience.

A Mix of Eclectic and Modern

The design for the rooms in the clinic are both modern and on point with current trends.

nava clinicThe MD’s cabin has large windows that allow sunlight to stream in on the combination of concrete and terrazzo flooring with brass transitions profile and knotty veneer paneling and storage units in pastel shades.


In conclusion, the design style for the project is a tie between eclectic and modern design with state-of-the-art elements.

Nova-Clinic-urban-zen-rohit-suraj-surfaces-reporterA neutral palette with earthy and warm tones was chosen and tweaked with different elements to ensure a creative yet functional space.

Project Details

Name of the project: NAVA Clinic
Design Team: Urban Zen 
Location: Banjara Hills, Hyderabad.
Area (Sq.ft): 5000 SFT (approx.)
Completion date: September 2021
Initiation date: December 2020
Photo credits: Ricken Desai

About Rohit Suraj

Rohit Suraj is the CEO and Founder of Hyderabad-based Urban Zen. He is also a TEDx speaker and has been awarded as one of the Top 50 Architects and Interior designers of 2019. Recently during the lockdown, he has added yet another feather to his illustrious cap & is now a Founding Member and the Lead Vocalist of the band SIRIUS. The lockdown gave him space & time to rediscover his passion for music & his love for performing, thus incepting SIRIUS. Interior Designer Rohit Suraj has been felicitated with a plethora of awards for his outstanding works.

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