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Waiting Rooms, Reception Areas, & Courtyards: 43 Notable Examples of Hospital Architecture

12:00 - 9 September, 2018
Waiting Rooms, Reception Areas, & Courtyards: 43 Notable Examples of Hospital Architecture, © Bart Gosselin
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Hospitals and projects related to healthcare must follow specific guidelines based on the rules and regulations of their country. These standards help us to design complex spaces, such as those located in areas of surgery, hospitalization, diagnostics, laboratories, and including areas and circulations that are clean, dirty, restricted or public, which create a properly functioning building.

There are a few spaces that we, as architects, can develop with great ease and freedom of design: waiting rooms, reception areas, and outdoor spaces. These are spaces where architects can express the character of the hospital. To jump-start you into this process, we have selected 43 projects that show us how creativity and quality of a space go hand-in-hand with functionality. 

Systems to Incorporate Natural Lighting in Your Projects

06:00 - 18 June, 2018

There is nothing more rational than taking advantage of natural lighting as a guarantee to improve the spatial quality of buildings, as well as saving energy. The awareness of the finitude of natural resources and the demands for reducing energy consumption has increasingly diminished the prominence of artificial lighting systems, forcing architects to seek more efficient design solutions. With this goal in mind, different operations have been adopted to capture natural light.

These systems can also guarantee excellent spatial properties if projected correctly. Below we have gathered five essential systems for zenithal lighting.

Lit Up: 16 Projects Illuminated by Skylights

06:00 - 30 May, 2017
Lit Up: 16 Projects Illuminated by Skylights, Courtesy of ARCHSTUDIO
Courtesy of ARCHSTUDIO

North light, south light, warm light and cool light – the diversity of skylights mean they can illuminate any space. Both a window and a ceiling, the hybrid nature of a skylight enables it to be a key element used in architectural spaces. The cool light of a north skylight is instrumental in creating a space to focus and work, while its south-facing counterpart lights up a space with that golden glow. Through its flexibility also come opportunities for expression, from its shape to its angle. Is a skylight a ribbon weaving through a roof panel? Or is it a series of dotted openings creating a mosaic of daylight on the floor? Check out these 16 examples of contemporary spaces lit by this key element below:

Sangdong Charcoal Village / studio_suspicion

20:00 - 27 December, 2015
Sangdong Charcoal Village  / studio_suspicion, © Ryu In Keun
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Cornerstone / designband YOAP

20:00 - 19 November, 2015
Cornerstone / designband YOAP, © Ryu, In Keun
© Ryu, In Keun

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  • Architects

  • Location

    5 Ha-dong, Yeongtong-gu, Suwon, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
  • Design Team

    Hyun Bo Shin, Inkeun Ryu, Doran Kim
  • Area

    131.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015