AD Round Up: Health Architecture Part III

We start this week’s Round Up with Part III of Health Architecture. Check the first part and second part in case you missed them. The other four, after the break!

T-Clinic / Suppose Design Office
With this project we wanted to see what we could do amidst the functional constraints of a clinic. Instead of keeping places normally used for movement such as an elevator shaft or stair wells closed, we wanted to open them up to collect light, using them as lightwells to maintain the lighting coming- in from above (read more…)

Pima County Behavioral Health Pavilion and Crisis Response Center / Cannon Design
Cannon Design shared with us their latest mental health center for Pima County. The project creates a “holistic healing campus” to serve various facets of behavioral medicine. By integrating the architectural design with the raw beauty of the Sonora Desert, the project “balances the challenges of a complex interdisciplinary program, unique environmental conditions, and a lean construction budget.” (read more…)

Jerusalem / ARJM
The corner remains marginal, allowing the appearance of another identity. Set back within this corner, it remits us another image of ourselves. Understanding this setting back is the start of an introspection – the emerging architectural project becomes the body of an ambivalence between integration and retraction. To avoid the renunciation, the project integrates the notion of being an eye-catcher (read more…)

Akershus University Hosptial / C.F.Møller Architects
The new university hospital is not a traditional institutional construction; it is a friendly, informal place with open, well-structured surroundings which present a welcoming aspect to patients and their families. Akershus University Hospital has been designed to emphasize security and clarity in experientially rich surroundings, where everyday functions and well-known materials are integrated into the hospital’s structure (read more…)

Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School / RMJM
The RMJM designed Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School (Duke-NUS), the first collaboration of its kind in Singapore between two of the world’s top higher education institutions – Duke University in the U.S. and National University of Singapore – was opened yesterday, September 28th, by the country’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. The new school building designed by international architects RMJM, will significantly boost the number of highly trained doctors in the country, demonstrating Singapore’s commitment to becoming a world leader in healthcare and biomedical research (read more…)

Cite: Jordana, Sebastian. "AD Round Up: Health Architecture Part III" 02 Feb 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 21 Oct 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=48593>
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