martes, 29 de abril de 2014

#books #architecture | Healing architecture



Healing architecture / Christine Nickl-Weller, Hans Nickl.
Braun, Salenstein: 2013
343 p. : il.
Texto bilingüe en inglés y alemán
ISBN 9783037681404
Sbc Aprendizaje A-725.5 HEA

This title addresses the development and design of spaces for hospitals and other healthcare institutions, how they are perceived, and their overall impact on combating illnesses. This volume presents in detail the principles of this field of study and all the major issues involved, using a range of international projects as illustrative examples. In order to present a comprehensively interdisciplinary analysis of the subject matter, architects, medical practitioners, economists, artists, urban planners and communication scientists discuss the various aspects of ‘Healing Architecture'. This book thus makes an important contribution to achieving an architecture that is attuned to people's needs and helps to promote the recovery process.

This title presents the fundamental principals behind the conception and design of built space and their effect on coping with illness. One of the key questions to be answered is how architecture can contribute to healing. Put another way, how does the environment, both built and unbuilt, influence the perception of healthy human beings, in order for them to remain healthy? What makes this title a valuable reference is the direct insight into the planning process of two professional and highly successful hospital architects. The approach of the work of Christine Nickl-Weller and Hans Nickl is to utilize a perspective in which the human being enjoys the focus of all reflections and planning. Whether it be hospitals or retirement homes over and beyond the simple fulfilment of technical standards and functions, the architects always look for surroundings which support people to allow them to heal and then stay well.

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