Archive for the ‘Medical Center’ Category
Tuesday, June 7th, 2011
Article source: klab
The design process for this large (600m2) supralocal pharmacy forced us to shift our viewpoint and come up with a virtual building—a placebo pharmacy. The octagonal shape of the existing structure was re-formed into a cylinder in order to create a spiral which seeks to converse with the rapid motion on Vouliagmenis Avenue, the urban artery on which the building stands. The panels of the façade are perforated using Braille, which both alludes to the system’s use on pharmaceutical packaging and boosts visibility by allowing the light to find its way into the interior. The new facade also protects the interior while acting as a lure for passers-by. Inside, the product display mirrors the circular frontage, while a ramp up to the upper level extends the dynamism of the exterior spiral into the interior space.
- Architects: Konstantinos Labrinopoulos
- Project: Placebo pharmacy
- Location: Glyfada, Athens, Greece
- Façade artistic implementation: Xara Marantidou
- Design team: Enrique Ramirez, Mark Chapman, Kostis Anagnostakis
- Images credit: P. Kokkinias
Thursday, April 28th, 2011
Article source: Visiondivision
Visiondivision has made a waiting room for a private clinic in Stockholm that specializes in athletic injuries. The clinic has two functions; it consists of a rehab gym and an arthroscopic centre. The clinic is occupying a storey in a larger hospital with a staircase and elevator unit that goes through all the floors in the building. We wanted to separate the clinic from the rest of the rather bland hospital environment when creating the new waiting room, and make a clearly defined space that is fresh and diverse while still being comfortable and relaxed to hang around and work in.
Waiting room for a private clinic
- Architecture firm: Visiondivision (Anders Berensson & Ulf Mejergren)
- Management and service consultant: Wild Windows (Wille Winell)
- Expected completion date: late summer 2011.
- Location: Stockholm
Wednesday, April 27th, 2011
Article source: Henning Larsen Architects
More projects by Henning Larsen Architects
The 52,000 m2 extension of Herlev Hospital will comprise a new emergency department and maternity services centre, including a pediatrics unit and maternity ward, among others.
The winning project consists of three circular buildings placed on rectangular bases – which are displaced from each other creating a number of inviting outdoor spaces. The new extension thus constitutes a down-scaled and compressed contrast to the 120 metre high rectangular geometry of the existing hospital.
The new hospital in Herlev, Denmark, will open in 2017
- Location: Herlev Ringvej 75 2730 Herlev, Denmark
- Client: The Capital Region of Denmark
- Architects: Henning Larsen Architects, Friis & Moltke and Brunsgaard & Laursen
- Landscape architect: SLA
- Engineers: Orbicon | Leif Hansen, Norconsult and NNE Pharmaplan
- Gross floor area: 52,000 m2 (Phase 1)
- Type of assignment: First prize in international competition
Sunday, April 3rd, 2011
The new Health Centre is located in A Parda, a recent urban sprawl area on the outskirts of the city of Pontevedra, where the recent expansion of the urban structure is still coexisting with rural areas. The building emerges in a large lot surrounded by different kind of buildings like the new Music School, apartment blocks and some other facilities still to be defined.
Health Centre in a Parda Vier Aechitects
- Architects: Vier Arquitectos SLP
- Project: A Parda Health Centre
- Address: C/ Santiago de la Iglesia, 5, bajo. 15004. A Coruña. Spain
- Client: Xunta de Galicia (Regional Government)
- Software used: AutoCAD and CYPE
Monday, February 7th, 2011
This project transformed the top of an underutilized parking garage into a tranquil oasis and meditative garden within the Houston Medical Center.
Tuesday, February 1st, 2011
Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Architects Ward + Blake Finalists in International Health Care Design Competition with Sustainable Radiology Center Design
An innovative health care building design by Jackson Hole, Wyoming, commercial architects Ward + Blake Architects is named finalist in the International Academy for Design and Health awards for international healthcare projects under 40,000 square meters. The energy-efficient commercial design includes “daylighting” to promote wellness.
Exterior, horizontal, overall south facade from south southeast, Teton Radiology Madison, Rexburg, Idaho; Ward + Blake Architects
Tuesday, January 11th, 2011
The Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health (LRCBH), officially the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, opened on July 13, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada that is operated by the Cleveland Clinic and was designed by world-renowned architect, Frank Gehry of Gehry Partners in Santa Monica, California.
Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health
Wednesday, January 5th, 2011
Where Luxury Meets Healthcare for the Ultimate Personalized Medical Experience
- Architect: KMD Architects
- Location: Seoul, South Korea
- Team: Ryan Stevens, Principal and Design Director, KMD Architects, Rob Matthew, Healthcare Principal, KMD Architects, Project Manager, Chuck Kwon, KMD Architects
- Designer – Omar Jimenez, KMD Architects
- Program: Commissioned CHA Health Systems
- Local Architect: Kukbo, Miri Jang
- Project Area / Construction Area: 200,000 sq ft
- Project Year: Completed in 2010
KMD Architects, known for its work in both healthcare and hospitality design, merged these two areas of expertise when it transformed 400,000 square feet of existing retail space in Seoul, Korea into The Chaum Center. Commissioned by world-renowned anti-aging expert and founder of CHA Health Systems, Dr. Kwang Yul Cha, The Chaum Center is an entirely new model of integrative medicine and personalized health care within a setting that feels far more like a five-star resort than a medical facility.
Private patient exam pods at the Chaum Center in Seoul, Korea (Photo: Business Wire)
The Chaum Center, spanning six floors, offers complete medical services including a proactive, prevention-driven, highly customized healthcare plan for each member. It also houses a world-class fitness center and spa offering services such as stem cell facials and a five-star restaurant serving meals nutritionally customized to each member’s needs.
The Chaum Center opened on October 28, 2010 with a star-studded reception that included actresses Kristin Davis and Suzanne Somers, actor Peter Fonda, singer Sheena Easton and Korea’s Minister of Health and Welfare, Kim Won-Gil. The celebrities in attendance were known for their interest in anti-aging lifestyle medicine.
“Dr. Cha came to us with a very clear vision of what he wanted to offer at Chaum, in terms of services and what he wanted to convey about life and health,” said Ryan Stevens, Principal and Design Director, KMD Architects. “Our job was to translate his ideas into tangible design elements and create a medical environment like the world has never seen before.”