Creating optimum spaces for individuals

Space within the built environment can create a stimulus that affects human behaviour and can produce different responses. Important are the dimensions and proportions of an area, whether it is open or closed, its temperature, and its lighting, materials, colours, textures, scents and even its acoustic resonance. All these factors can produce stimuli but what…

Creatively responding to special requirements

Examined in this article is the design and development of a major new healthcare facility, the Rancagua Regional Hospital, in Rancagua, Chile. For the hospital, which is under construction and which will be owned by O’Higgins Health Service – Region VI, meticulous attention has been given to a variety of factors including patient comfort, environmental…

Design flair used for futuristic centre

The construction of the Centre of Ambulatory Medical Specialties’ building (CEMAFE is its acronym in Spanish) in thecity of Santa Fe, Argentina, was decided in the context of different initiatives developed by the Provincial Ministry of Health to consolidate an increasingly equal, socially responsible and efficient healthcare model.Authors: Mario Corea (architect, Barcelona), Silvana Codina, Francisco…

War-Time Hospital and a New Children Hospital in Israel

The regional emergency hospital that is currently erected in Rambam is designated to accommodate 2000 hospitalization beds and parking spaces for 1500 vehicles during routine and is the largest emergency hospital in the world. 1.- General2.- The main architectonic concepts3.- Narrative Division4.- Façades and finish materials IFHE 21st Congress 2010 Tokyo17th till the 19th November…

A Contemplation of Sustainable Hospital Building and Hospital Logistics

Today of the global environment times, it is necessary that the health and welfare facility continues an activity in case of the disaster such as the extreme weather and an an earthquake in addition to the activity of the daily health promotion. 1.- New issue of Hospital Planning and Design2.- Sustainable Hospital Building3.- Hospital Logistics…

Sustainable Energy in Developing Countries (2010)

With a reliable energy supply playing a critical role in the health of a nation, both directly, in personal health and indirectly, in the ability to provide modern healthcare this paper examines the existing position of energy supply to developing nations and to see whether sustainable methods of production are appropriate.IFHE 21st Congress 2010 Tokyo17th…

Full-Scale Shaking Table Test for Assessment of Functionality in medical Facility during Earthquake

At present, an M7 or greater (M7+) earthquake in the Kanto region has a high degree of potential for causing devastating loss of life and property with greater global economic repercussions. The Earthquake Research Committee of Japan estimates that the probability of occurring such an earthquake in 30 years is 70%. In this background, Special…