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Design for Health: Sustainable Approaches to Therapeutic Architecture



Design for Health: Sustainable Approaches to Therapeutic Architecture

Terri Peters (Guest Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-119-16214-8 April 2017 136 Pages


Design for Health: Sustainable Approaches to Therapeutic Architecture Guest-Edited by Terri Peters

This issue of AD seeks out innovative and varied sustainable architectural responses to designing for health, such as:

  • integrating sensory gardens and landscapes into the care environment;
  • specifying local materials and passive technologies;
  • and reinvigorating aging postwar facilities.

Contributors include: Anne-Marie Adams, Sean Ahlquist, Giuseppe Boscherini, Robin Guenther, Charles Jencks, Richard Mazuch, Stephen Verderber,

Featured architects: 100% Interior, Arup, C.F. Møller, Lyons, MASS Design Group, Mongomery Sisam Architects, Penoyre & Prasad

About the Guest-Editor 05
Terri Peters


Interconnected Approachesto Sustainable Architecture 06
Terri Peters

Decoding Modern Hospitals

An Architectural History 16
Annmarie Adams


Building for Better Health 24
Terri Peters

Lean, Green and Healthy

Landscape and Health 32
Julian Weyer

Salutogenic and Biophilic Design as Therapeutic Approaches to Sustainable Architecture 42
Richard Mazuch

Environmentally Smart Design

Designing for Social Wellbeing Across the City and in the Workplace 48
Alisdair McGregor, Ann Marie Aguilar and Victoria Lockhart

Humanist Principles, Sustainable Design and Salutogenics

A New Form of Healthcare Architecture 56
Corbett Lyon

Maggie’s Architecture

The Deep Affinities Between Architecture and Health 66
Charles Jencks

Healthy Patient Rooms in Hospitals

Emotional Wellbeing Naturally 76
Sylvia Leydecker

Can Architecture Heal?

Buildings as Instruments of Health 82
Michael Murphy and Jeffrey Mansfield

Multisensory Architecture

The Dynamic Interplay of Environment, Movement and Social Function 90
Sean Ahlquist, Leah Ketcheson and Costanza Colombi

Architects as First Responders

Portable Healthcare Architecture in a Climate-Altered World 100
Stephen Verderber

A Sense of Coherence

Supporting the Healing Process 108
Giuseppe Boscherini

Cultivating the ‘In-Between’

Humanising the Modern Healthcare Experience 114
Terry Montgomery

Regenerative Agents

Patient-Focused Architectures 112
Sunand Prasad

Counterpoint Transforming Hospitals

Building Restorative Healthcare 128
Robin Guenther

Contributors 134

"Serves as a timely, topical and thought-provoking reminder of the potential of our industry to significantly and tangibly improve the quality of people's lives through better buildings."  (The NBS, July 2017)