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dc.contributor.editorZook, Julie
dc.contributor.editorSailer, Kerstin
dc.date.accessioned2022-08-05T15:37:54Z
dc.date.available2022-08-05T15:37:54Z
dc.date.issued2022
dc.identifierONIX_20220805_9781800080881_6
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/57796
dc.description.abstractThe Covert Life of Hospital Architecture addresses hospital architecture as a set of interlocked, overlapping spatial and social conditions. It identifies ways that planned-for and latent functions of hospital spaces work jointly to produce desired outcomes such as greater patient safety, increased scope for care provider communication and more intelligible corridors. By advancing space syntax theory and methods, the volume brings together emerging research on hospital environments. Opening with a description of hospital architecture that emphasizes everyday relations, the sequence of chapters takes an unusually comprehensive view that pairs spaces and occupants in hospitals: the patient room and its intervisibility with adjacent spaces, care teams and on-ward support for, and the intelligibility of public circulation spaces for visitors. The final chapter moves outside the hospital to describe the current healthcare crisis of the global pandemic as it reveals how healthcare institutions must evolve to be adaptable in entirely new ways. Reflective essays by practicing designers follow each chapter, bringing perspectives from professional practice into the discussion. The Covert Life of Hospital Architecture makes the case that latent dimensions of space as experienced have a surprisingly strong link to measurable outcomes, providing new insights into how to better design hospitals through principles that have been tested empirically. It will become a reference for healthcare planners, designers, architects and administrators, as well as for readers from sociology, psychology and other areas of the social sciences.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::A The arts::AM Architecture::AMC Architectural structure & design
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::A The arts::AM Architecture::AMA Theory of architecture
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::A The arts::AM Architecture::AMG Public buildings: civic, commercial, industrial, etc
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::A The arts::AM Architecture::AMV Landscape art & architecture::AMVD City & town planning - architectural aspects
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::R Earth sciences, geography, environment, planning::RP Regional & area planning::RPC Urban & municipal planning
dc.subject.otherarchitecture
dc.subject.otherhealth
dc.subject.otherhospitals
dc.subject.otherspace syntax
dc.subject.otherurban studies
dc.subject.otherplanning
dc.subject.otherbuilt environment
dc.subject.otherurban
dc.subject.otherhospital architecture
dc.subject.otherpatient safety
dc.subject.otherCOVID-19
dc.subject.otherhealthcare institutions
dc.subject.otherbuilding design
dc.subject.otherhealthcare planners
dc.subject.otherhealthcare administrators
dc.subject.othersociology
dc.subject.otherpsychology
dc.subject.othersocial sciences.
dc.titleThe Covert Life of Hospital Architecture
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.14324/111.9781800080881
oapen.relation.isPublishedBydf73bf94-b818-494c-a8dd-6775b0573bc2
oapen.relation.isbn9781800080881
oapen.relation.isbn9781800080898
oapen.relation.isbn9781800080904
oapen.relation.isbn9781800080911
oapen.relation.isbn9781800080928
oapen.imprintUCL Press
oapen.place.publicationLondon


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