Therapeutic Wilderness

Hospitals and clinics incorporate natural elements to inspire well-being

Implications - As research continues to observe connections between exposure to nature and recuperation in humans, healthcare facilities are beginning to include access to nature as a design necessity. Offering therapeutic benefits that inspire health and well-being, designers and architects re-imagine the hospital experience to include optimized access to tranquil natural surroundings. This points to a shift in consumer preference toward ideas that are stripped-down and pure, diverging from the excessive, complex nature of the digital age.
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Leafy Healing Retreats - This Cancer Support Center in the UK Features Tree House Architecture
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Warm 3,901 Clicks Pub: Oct 14, 14
Leafy Healing Retreats
This Cancer Support Center in the UK Features Tree House Architecture
This cancer support center features tree house architecture to provide patients and their families with a natural retreat. Designed by Wilkinson Eyre Architects, Maggie’s Center is located in... [More]
Eco-Friendly Medical Centers - The Seijo Kinoshita Hospital by Kengo Kuma is a Green Hospital
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Warm 3,801 Clicks Pub: Feb 23, 15
Eco-Friendly Medical Centers
The Seijo Kinoshita Hospital by Kengo Kuma is a Green Hospital
Famed Japanese architect Kengo Kuma and his firm have debuted designs for a green hospital in Tokyo that will replace several aging facilities on the medical center’s property. To be completed... [More]
Geometric Hospital Facades - The Fiona Stanley Hospital in Perth Boasts a Mesmerizing Exterior
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Mild 2,388 Clicks Pub: Mar 6, 15
Geometric Hospital Facades
The Fiona Stanley Hospital in Perth Boasts a Mesmerizing Exterior
The Fiona Stanley Hospital is a staggering architectural delight located in Perth, Australia and designed by Hassell Architects. The stunning campus features a variety of prominent green spaces,... [More]
Hotel-Inspired Hospitals - The Circle Reading Hospital Aims to Create a Hotel-Like Atmosphere
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Untested 1,443 Clicks Pub: Mar 2, 15
Hotel-Inspired Hospitals
The Circle Reading Hospital Aims to Create a Hotel-Like Atmosphere
The Circle Reading Hospital by Brydenwood Architects is a beautiful healthcare center aiming to replicate a hotel experience. Rather than a typical hospital experience, the Circle Reading Hospital... [More]