• Posts Tagged ‘hospital’

    Studies show that design promotes patient recovery and health tourism, but the question is: Can we now finally see a development in how our hospitals are being designed and built?   The health tourism trend calls for interiors that mimic the room of a luxury hotel. Hospitals responding to this trend have patient rooms...

    While clinical regulations and safety requirements breed an impersonal, often austere environment in healthcare facilities, a number of architects and designers focus their creativity on enhancing patients’ well-being, taking into account the emotional role of the environment in the healing process. Filled with light,...

    Luke Pearson and Tom Lloyd, schoolmates from London’s Royal College of Art, founded PearsonLloyd in 1997. From its inception, the firm has been a trailblazer with its designs for workplaces, healthcare centers and aircraft interiors. Their client roster includes companies such as Knoll, and they have won numerous...

    The three Mother Baby Centers in Minnesota were born of a partnership between Children’s Minnesota and Allina Health, integrating healthcare for both mother and child. They opened at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis in 2013, Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids in 2015 and United Hospital in St. Paul in 2016. HDR...

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    Hospitals and other healthcare-focused buildings are typically conceived as cold, uniform, joyless places. Faced with numerous challenges, those designing such spaces often seem focused on purpose rather than feeling, on function rather than form. Yet today, as patient-centric design is prioritized, a new type of...

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