Interior Design - November 2013

Kids dental clinic uses colorful, open design to extract fear

Seattle Kids Dentistry uses exposed concrete walls and custom wood details to capture the Pacific Northwest aesthetic


Olivia Newton John Cancer & Wellness Centre recognized for design

Centre's designers were lauded for capturing outdoor space and natural light in a tight urban setting


Brazilian hospital project's multisensory experience includes aromatherapy

Emotional design concept addressed the main lobby, elevators, main circulation and waiting area, traumatology entrance, cafeteria, and radiotherapy center


Lack of natural light effects patients' sleep, study says

Researchers found the lowest levels of daytime light exposure were tied to worse mood and more fatigue and pain among patients


Hospital interior design focuses on improving outcomes

We are now in an era of accountability on all levels that impacts design, too


Healthcare architect experiences hospital room firsthand

The hospital experience can be improved by understanding how patients interact with their physical environment. The practical and emotional implications of space planning and furnishings selection cannot be ignored


Gathering insights to inform patient-focused design solutions

Designers can capture feedback in various ways, including observation, interviews and focus groups


New trends seen in healthcare facility design

There has been a push toward patient comfort over the past few years with the aim of changing stark, sterile facilities into comfortable and relaxing places for patients to heal


Healthcare design for elderly focuses on homelike environment

Competition has increased because of housing slowdown and "aging in place" trend


Blog asks: What makes a good waiting room?

PBS documentary raises questions about how improved emergency room waiting area design might offer comfort



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