AD Round Up: Health Architecture Part IV

AD Round Up: Health Architecture Part IV

Two medical care facilities, two dental clinics, and one nursing home. It’s our health architecture selection, part IV. Check them all after the break.

Kemang Medical Care / Aboday Architects When this project started in 2007, the original land size of 2600 sqm is barely enough to build a women and children clinic with 52 wards. The building programme is complex, which include one floor dedicated for in vitro treatment. The 5 storey building sits on an elongated site, located in a junction of Jalan Ampera Raya in South Jakarta, and 6 m width neighbourhood alley. It has an inward tapered shape with a frontage of only 20 meter in width (read more…)

Virgin Active / BAM Architects Century city is growing rapidly and its residents are spoiled for choice when it comes to retail therapy, however the lack of a dedicated health club was clear. The process started in 2006 and after several proposals a final design was approved and a 4200m2 structure at a cost of R60m was to be built on Century Boulevard (read more…)

D.Vision Dental Clinic / A1Architects New space for Dental Clinic D.VISION was opened after refurbishing ground floor at 19th century apartement house in Prague. Beyond the regular dental treatment D.VISION practice also oral surgery, according to such a sensitive theme one of the main goals of architectural design was to break-through the stereotype of cold and often stressful enviroment of health care centres (read more…)

Clinica Jardim / espaço a3 In Lisbon, in a mirrored post-modern building, a new space takes place, a dental medicare office with a minimal design where every detail is taking care by espaço a3. When we first visit the space we found an old building flight where offices use to work. The building with a glass skin is full of natural light however functionality imposes lot of partitions in the space (read more…)

Hainburg Nursing Home / Christian Kronaus + Erhard An-He Kinzelbach In an aging society and due to the tendency in the industrialized west of extended lifetimes, the typology of nursing and retiree homes and its architectural manifestations increasingly gain importance. This happens especially in regards to these buildings’ relevance as people’s last home in life. In Austria, the public sector, in this case the state of Lower-Austria as the client for this nursing home project, accepts this challenge (read more…)

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Cite: Sebastian Jordana. "AD Round Up: Health Architecture Part IV" 10 Sep 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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