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Restless Response: Emergency Medical Station 50 at Queens Hospital in New York City by Dean/Wolf Architects

Sunday, March 19th, 2017

Article source: v2com

The Queens Hospital EMS station was commissioned by the design excellence initiative process implemented by the New York City Department of Design and Construction, for the Fire Department of New York City.

Kathryn Dean, Principal for Dean/Wolf Architects explains the design by staying “I am interested in the capacity for architecture to convey identity and meaning through emotional resonance. I believe this happens through the impact of materials and form coming together in a particular place… In order to understand the building, it is important to understand two departure points: First, the building was commissioned shortly after 9/11. Second, when I work, I often build intuitive paper models to investigate ideas. When I received the commission, I started making these models. After several more rational schemes, the double horizontal bars emerged. It took me a bit of thought to realize why this felt right. They were my own deep emotional response to the fallen towers.”

The diagonal form pulses with the anticipation of movement, embodying the programmatic need for immediate action and energizing the community with a sense of engagement, Image Courtesy © Paul Warchol

  • Architects: Dean/Wolf Architects
  • Project: Restless Response: Emergency Medical Station 50 at Queens Hospital
  • Location: New York City, USA
  • Photography: Paul Warchol

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Psicopedagogical Center of Osona in Spain by COMAS-PONT ARQUITECTES SLP

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

Article source: COMAS-PONT ARQUITECTES SLP

All the rehabilitation services for people with mental illness are grouped in this building composed by the repetition of a 6m wide spatial module.  An economic and energy-sustainable constructions system, the domestic scale and the warmth of the interior spaces added to the closed relationship between building and nature makes it a HEALTHY BUILDING.

The building is located next to the main health centers of the city (Vic), surrounded by a park on the outskirts, and its program is basically developed on a ground floor to facilitate the mobility of its users.

Image Courtesy © COMAS-PONT ARQUITECTES SLP

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Al Ain Oasis World Class Medical Clinic with Bungalows Residence in Dubai, UAE by Philippe Barriere Collective (PB+Co)

Thursday, June 16th, 2016

Article source: v2com

The facility includes a Chelation Clinic, Integrated Dental Domes, a Healing Clinic and individual Bungalows for patient’s private residence. Overlooking Al Ain Lake and the oasis surroundings, the tower rests to the ground on pilotis which minimizes impacts on coast line. Likewise, offshore bungalows frees the littoral from construction.

Overlooking Al Ain Lake and the oasis surroundings the tower rests to the ground on pilotis which minimizes impacts on coast line. Likewise, offshore bungalows frees the littoral from construction, Image Courtesy © Philippe Barriere Collective (PB+Co)

Overlooking Al Ain Lake and the oasis surroundings the tower rests to the ground on pilotis which minimizes impacts on coast line. Likewise, offshore bungalows frees the littoral from construction, Image Courtesy © Philippe Barriere Collective (PB+Co)

  • Architects: Philippe Barriere Collective (PB+Co)
  • Project: Al Ain Oasis World Class Medical Clinic with Bungalows Residence
  • Location: (Emirates Al Maha Desert Eco Resort & Spa.) Al Ain Oasis, Dubai, UAE
  • Software used: Rhinoceros 3D
  • Client (2006): ITAD (Minneapolis-Dubai) – PARISii Holding LCC (Paris-Dubai)
  • Local architect: Qattan Architects, Kuwait City, Kuwait
  • Engineers for the Bungalows Residence: Steve Huey, Wallace engineering, Kansas City. Mo (US). (2006)
  • Manufacture & engineering for the bungalows: A.Zahner.co, Kansas City. Mo. (2006)
  • Super Pressure Balloon: Raven Aerostar, Sioux Falls, SD 57104, US
  • Date: 2006 – 2014

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Kyoto University Hospital / Clinical Research Center for Medical Equipment Development in Japan by emmanuelle moureaux architecture + design

Thursday, June 16th, 2016

Article source: emmanuelle moureaux architecture + design

Second and third floor spaces of the Clinical Research Center for Medical Equipment Development (CRCMeD) at Kyoto University Hospital. These two floors, occupied by Canon Inc. and Kyoto University, will become the future site for projects developed in collaboration between people lending their expertise to research initiatives and a great number of supporters. The thoughts of each of these people working in various fields will come together in this space, bringing together a convergence of knowledge and skills that will create new possibilities. The design expresses the invisible “threads” that connect each of these different thoughts to one another, just like how threads are spun together to create a strong, supple fabric. Specifically, ito (Japanese for “thread”) is used as a motif that would bridge the second and third floors of this research center, designing a space that came together in a single, massive flow. Just like how new possibilities emerge out of encounters between people, a spectrum of different colors appear at the junctions between threads, creating chromatic combinations that resemble landscapes: field green, sky blue, light cherry pink, snow white, dusky orange, and white horizons.

Image Courtesy © Daisuke Shima / Nacasa & Partners Inc.

Image Courtesy © Daisuke Shima / Nacasa & Partners Inc.

 

  • Architects: emmanuelle moureaux architecture + design
  • Project: Kyoto University Hospital/Clinical Research Center for Medical Equipment Development
  • Location: Shogoin-Kawaharacho 54, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, 606-8507, JAPAN
  • Photography: Daisuke Shima / Nacasa & Partners Inc.
  • General Contractor:  ZYCC  inc. (2F) / Kansai repair inc. (3F)
  • Total floor area (design area): 386.883 m2(2F) / 713.678 m2(3F)
  • Completion:  2012. Mar. 15

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‘Xylophone’ building for children with cerebral palsy in Haringey, London by phplus architects

Friday, March 25th, 2016

Article source: phplus architects

Working on behalf of the London Centre for Children with Cerebral Palsy (LCCCP), pH+ architects have received planning permission for an extension to their new premises, in the London Borough of Haringey, which will transform the way the charity works with children and the wider public. The children, young people and wider community will benefit from a range of new services and facilities, including a hydrotherapy pool, which have been funded by the generosity of private foundations.

Through a lengthy consultation process, the architects have worked with the charity to develop a centre with an inclusive design; one that helps children in particular develop in a series of differing environments designed to stimulate the senses through sounds, smells, light and varying surfaces. The architecture therefore becomes a tool to nurture young children. For example, ramps and lifts are important for accessibility but stairs will be employed at various key moments as part of the children’s walking programme. An external walkway wraps around the building, offering views out to the woodland landscape and allowing for movement through the fresh air. This walkway is enclosed by a timber screen which itself becomes a giant xylophone for children to play with. Sections of the cladding will be reflective so that children can observe their own movements.

Image Courtesy © phplus architects

Image Courtesy © phplus architects

  • Architects: phplus architects
  • Project: ‘Xylophone’ building for children with cerebral palsy
  • Location: Haringey, London

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Hisham A. Alsager Cardiac Center in Kuwait by AGi architects

Thursday, March 10th, 2016

Article source: AGi architects

Medical buildings are usually perceived as spaces with negative connotations, specifically when referring to rehabilitation centers where patients stay for long periods of time. Therefore, in the design process of the Hisham A. Alsager Cardiac Center, our aim was to change this perception and to build a positive space, one that is able to act as a hub for social activity, rather than just a medical center.

Image Courtesy © Nelson Garrido

Image Courtesy © Nelson Garrido

  • Architects: AGi architects
  • Project: Hisham A. Alsager Cardiac Center
  • Location: Al Sabah Medical Area, Kuwait
  • Photography: Nelson Garrido
  • Main Architects: Nasser B. Abulhasan, Joaquin Pérez-Goicoechea
  • Project Leaders: Bruno Gomes, Hanan Alkouh
  • Project Team: Nima Haghighatpour, Stefania Rendinelli, Juande Jimenez, Alfredo Carrato, Ana López Cerrato, Sara Abu Saleh, Ali Alyousifi
  • Client: Khaled A. Alsager
  • Type: Health | 15,000 sqm
  • Date: 2015 – Built
  • Cost: confidence

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Wuzhen Medical Park in China by gmp Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner

Friday, February 12th, 2016

Article source: gmp Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner

A rehabilitation clinic in the Wuzhen landscape park in China completed by gmp

In Wuzhen, which is located one hundred kilometers to the south-west of Shanghai in the midst of one of China’s oldest cultivated areas, a rehabilitation clinic with the character of a hotel was built to a design by gmp, Architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners. The project is jointly funded by German hospital operators and Chinese partners and, with its special medical and architectural standards, addresses the more demanding standards within the Chinese health market.

Park with view of the orthopedics and apartment building, Image Courtesy © Christian Gahl

Park with view of the orthopedics and apartment building, Image Courtesy © Christian Gahl

  • Architects: gmp Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner 
  • Project: Wuzhen Medical Park
  • Location: Wuzhen, China
  • Photography: Christian Gahl
  • Client:  YaDa International Holdings Ltd
  • Design:  Meinhard von Gerkan and Stephan Schütz
  • Project leader:  competition Johann von Mansberg
  • Competition team: Philipp Buschmeyer, Christian Machnacki, Fernando Nassare
  • Project leaders:  implementation Niklas Veelken, Chen Yue, Kristin Schoyerer
  • Implementation team: Jan Deml, Yana Espanner, Maarten Harms, Bjoern Homann, Anna Jordan,Liu Yiangjao, Wang Yue, Wu Di, Xue Jing, Thilo Zehme, Zhou Bin
  • GFA:  75,830 m2

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Biological Medical Center in Santiago, Chile by Vientos Arquitectura

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

Article source: Vientos Arquitectura

The Capital City of Chile, Santiago is known for being one of the most contaminated of Latin America. This Medical Center is located in the South-East side of the city; which is in the foothills of the Andes Mountain Range.

Image Courtesy © Martin Garcia de la Huerta

Image Courtesy © Martin Garcia de la Huerta

  • Architects: Vientos Arquitectura (Winds Architecture, Philippe Game, Camilo Corces)
  • Project: Biological Medical Center
  • Location:  Palena 3374, Lo Cañas, Santiago, Chile
  • Photography: Martin Garcia de la Huerta
  • Software used: Autocad, Sketchup
  • Colaborators: Nomade Estudio
  • Area: 233 m2
  • Project Date: August 2013

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FUNDACIÓN ESTHER KOPLOWITZ FOR PATIENTS WITH CEREBRAL PALSY in Madrid, Spain by HANS ABATON

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

Article source: HANS ABATON

‘’It is not a project of some parents for their children, but a work of our society for the future’’

The current centre, granted by Madrid City Hall, is housed in a building from 1950 attached to a development of mainly single storey houses. It is located beside the disused military barracks near the Extremadura highway. Renovated in 1995, it shows inadequate conditions as a school and residence for children who suffer CP. Due to the increasing demand for places and the fact that it was the only specialized residence in La Comunidad de Madrid, an extension with the very best conditions was necessary and addressed the following shortcomings:
– Insufficient space; up to four children per room.
– Inadequate connection between buildings; with access from outdoors, exposing the children to significant temperature changes.
– The fact that there was only one multipurpose hall which did not meet requirements to carry out all the activities.
– Insufficient evacuation routes and emergency systems; when the lift was out of order, the rooms were inaccessible.

Image Courtesy © HANS ABATON

Image Courtesy © HANS ABATON

  • Architects: HANS ABATON
  • Project: FUNDACIÓN ESTHER KOPLOWITZ FOR PATIENTS WITH CEREBRAL PALSY
  • Location: Madrid, Spain

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“CO Architects Creates Bridge Building at UVA Medical Campus” in Charlottesville, Virginia

Saturday, May 16th, 2015

Article source: CO Architects

New Glass-Fronted Building Provides Learning and Diagnostic Spaces

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA—The Education Resource Center (ERC), designed by Los Angeles-based CO Architects, is now under construction to fill a gap within the University of Virginia’s medical campus in Charlottesville. The four-level, 46,000-square-foot facility is being built for the University of Virginia Health System on a tight site between the Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center and a hospital parking garage. The new building is located across the street from the front entrance of the University of Virginia Medical Center and railroad tracks at the rear.

Image Courtesy © CO Architects

Image Courtesy © CO Architects

  • Architects: CO ArchitectsTaylor & Company
  • Project: CO Architects Creates Bridge Building at UVA Medical Campus
  • Location: Charlottesville, Virginia, US
  • Associate Architect: Train & Partners Architects
  • Structural Engineer: Nolen Frisa Associates
  • MEP/FP Engineer: Bard, Rao + Athanas
  • Civil Engineer: RMF Engineering
  • Landscape Architect: Siteworks
  • Lighting Designer: Kaplan Gehring McCarroll

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