Posted by Per Corell on December 12, 2002 at 02:40:48:
In Reply to: Re: what's the difference between long term care hospital and any other hospital ??? posted by Willybsgrl on December 11, 2002 at 16:54:25:
I think this is a very serious subject.
Healing is not just somthing that come in pills, and there are much that document ,that the inviroment have a major influence on a persons ability to heal. This refere the colors on the walls and the design of the rooms. Here architecture also must ask the individual what is needed to remove the treads you feel uncontiously, -- this could be to eliminate any feeling about you being in an institusion with a cold mind about your well being. ------ are the building a mashine where the patients are a trouble, are the rooms to high compared their arear, are they using noisy stainless steel , do the inviroment "tell you" , that here you will find what you need.
If you ask if a mashine , a factory hospital yield the same results as one designed with these few things in mind, you will se the result in figures, as soon as you just change the colers of the walls, this been documented several times, so there shuld be no doubt, that architecture have a healing effect, -------- all that is needed are visionary and wise architects who know how to listen.