Geometric Design: Children’s Hospital Zurich, Switzerland

Geometric Design: Children’s Hospital Zurich, Switzerland

Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron won a competition to design a children’s hospital and a teaching/research center in Zurich, Switzerland. The design for the Children’s hospital envisions two complementary buildings that are geometrically related. The three-storey hospital building will be constructed using locally milled timber and will accommodate a series of round and rectangular plant-filled […]

The Sky Factory Does it Again

The Sky Factory Does it Again

Last year, The Sky Factory was featured on the Wikoff Design Studio blog for contributing outstanding virtual skylights that Wikoff used in the design of Hospital de Cancer de Barretos.  The Sky Factory, provided digital moving clouds that Wikoff had mounted above hospital beds.  Research over the last several decades indicates that nature promotes healing in […]

Taking the Stress Out of Cancer Treatment: Sir Robert Ogden Macmillan Centre

Posted by on Jan 28, 2015 in Featured Artists and Inspirations
Taking the Stress Out of Cancer Treatment:  Sir Robert Ogden Macmillan Centre

Fighting cancer is stressful.  No one can argue with that.  But, at the Sir Robert Ogden Macmillan Centre in Harrogate, England, they have designed a new outpatient oncology center to help alleviate stress and provide distractions to patients undergoing treatment.  Scroll through the pictures below to see the innovative ways they came up with.  Read […]

Special Report: Patient Rooms of the Past, the Present and the Future

Posted by on Jan 22, 2015 in Behind the Design
Special Report:  Patient Rooms of the Past, the Present and the Future

Healthcare Design Magazine recently published an article recapping how far we’ve come in improving the design to patients rooms and listing where we need to go in the future.  Below is a recap of some of the top points from the article.  To read it in its entirety, click here.           […]

Holistic Healing: Chambers Center for Well Being

Posted by on Jan 20, 2015 in Featured Artists and Inspirations
Holistic Healing:  Chambers Center for Well Being

At the Chambers Center for Well Being in Morristown, N.J., they have managed to convert a 40-year-old office building into a beautiful and calming holistic health and well-being center.  The center is focused on finding and preventing the root causes of illness utilizing techniques from around the world. Construction began in November, 2013 and they […]

Evidence Based Design Moves Into the Dental Field

Posted by on Jan 14, 2015 in Featured Projects

We all know how scary and intimidating a dentist’s office can be.  At the Bloor West Dental Group in Toronto, they have taken a big step in helping alleviate those feelings for their patients by creating “a calm, welcoming, and technologically-advanced dental office”.  Scroll through the pictures below to see some of their new techniques.  […]

Emergency Departments Redesigned to Capture New Patient Volume

Posted by on Jan 12, 2015 in Featured Artists and Inspirations

The article below is a summary of blog article: A New Front Door: Upgrading ERs found on HealthcareDesignMagazine.com. It was originally written by Douglas Banks and Nathan Murray and may be seen in it’s original form here. Photos are of Mountain View Hospital, Payson, Utah and were provided by www.Fairfield-Creative.com. Implementation of the Affordable Care Act means […]