Arcop arranges Afghan hospital around public and private courtyards

This hospital nestled in a valley in Afghanistan’s central highlands features a sequence of courtyards intended to “foster healing and well-being” that become increasingly more private within the complex. Bamyan Provincial Hospital is part of an urban masterplan for the town of Bamyan, which is situated in an area called Village Mullah Ghulam on the

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White Arkitekter to create psychiatric clinic in Greenland

Scandinavian architecture firm White Arkitekter has unveiled plans to build a pale yellow psychiatric clinic in Nuuk, Greenland, which will frame views of the surrounding arctic landscape. The construction of the clinic was proposed by the leading committee of Greenland’s health care department, who approached White Arkitekter to create a space that “strikes the perfect

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Basalt Architects completes hotel at Iceland’s Blue Lagoon resort

Guests at The Retreat at Blue Lagoon Iceland can look out onto the turquoise water of the famous lagoon from hotel suites nestled into the lava formations. The Blue Lagoon is situated within the UNESCO Global Geopark and comprises a series of pools containing geothermal seawater rich in minerals like silica and sulphur that are

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Climbing wall and swing promote play at Hibinosekkei’s Tokyo childcare centre

Japanese architecture studio Hibinosekkei incorporated structures intended to encourage play into the interior design of this Tokyo support centre for children with developmental difficulties. The studio, which specialises in healthcare-related architecture, designed the facility for a site in Hamura, on the western edge of the Tokyo metropolitan region. The building’s design responds to the needs

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Sheppard Robson designs barn-style extension for Edinburgh horse hospital

Four-legged patients should feel at home at Edinburgh’s new equine care unit, designed by Sheppard Robson as a modern take on traditional farm architecture. The London-based architecture firm built the £3.3 million extension for The Royal (Dick) Vet Equine Hospital on the University of Edinburgh’s Easter Bush Campus. The new Equine Diagnostic, Surgical and Critical Care Unit houses

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Manuel Herz Architects plans S-shaped extension to Senegalese hospital

Swiss studio Manuel Herz Architects has unveiled plans to extend Tambacounda Hospital in Senegal, with a snaking building featuring perforated brick walls. The hospital is located 400 kilometres southeast of Tambacounda, capital of the west African country. It is the region’s only major medical centre, serving 20,000 residents as well as those who travel for treatment from the nearby Mali border, and

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Amos Goldreich completes refuge for victims of domestic abuse in Israel

A secluded garden courtyard surrounded by brick buildings forms The Ada and Tamar De Shalit House, a shelter for victims of domestic violence near Tel-Aviv. London studio Amos Goldreich Architecture worked with local office Jacobs Yaniv Architects to deliver the project, which provides the first purpose-built shelter for the charity No To Violence. The charity was

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Copper screen stretches across front of Memphis ballet school by Archimania

A metal brise-soleil and a sculptural rooftop block allow a new performing arts centre by Tennessee studio Archimania to stand out in a revitalised district in Midtown Memphis. The project, called Ballet Memphis, is situated on a corner site in Overton Square – a neighbourhood that has been rejuvenated in recent years. The building was

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Bulldozer demolishes Frank Lloyd Wright medical centre in Montana

Despite major efforts from preservation groups, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Lockridge Medical Clinic in Whitefish, Montana, has become the architect’s first in-tact building to be destroyed in over 40 years. The Lockridge Medical Clinic was bulldozed overnight on 10 January 2018, after nearly a year of campaigning from the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy (FLWBC) and

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Cannon Design creates sculptural glass hospital in southern California

American firm Cannon Design has largely avoided right angles while designing this medical facility near San Diego, resulting in a building defined by curvilinear forms and surfaces.  The Jacobs Medical Center is located on the University of California San Diego campus in the seaside town of La Jolla. The 245-bed hospital contains speciality centres for

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Steven Holl completes luminous Maggie’s Centre next to Britain’s oldest hospital

American architect Steven Holl has unveiled his Maggie’s Centre for cancer patients in London, featuring a facade of translucent white glass dotted with coloured panels. Imagined by New York-based Holl as a “vessel within a vessel within a vessel”, the luminous Maggie’s Barts features a concrete frame, a layer of bamboo wood and a skin of matt

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Geometric forms and embossed details recall historic predecessors at Spanish psychiatric facility

Vaillo+Irigaray Architects has modernised a 19th-century psychiatric centre in the Spanish city of Pamplona by adding a series of structures with gabled profiles that reference the forms of the existing buildings. The project represents the first stage of a masterplan by local studio Vaillo+Irigaray Architects to redevelop the healthcare facility, which occupies a large site with

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Cannon Design and NEUF Architectes complete massive urban hospital for Montreal

US-based Cannon Design and Canadian studio NEUF Architectes have completed the first phase of high-rise medical facility in Montreal, described as one of the largest healthcare projects in North America. The Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal, or University of Montreal Health Centre – referred to as CHUM – covers two full city blocks in

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Concrete dermatology office by Matt Fajkus overlooks Texas Hill Country

American firm Matt Fajkus Architecture has created a low-lying medical office in central Texas made of concrete and glass, which is intended to provide a soothing atmosphere for patients. The Westlake Dermatology Marble Falls is situated along a major highway in Marble Falls, about an hour’s drive from Austin, and looks toward gentle hills. The pavilion-like, rectangular

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Marlon Blackwell creates Arkansas paediatric clinic with vivid red facade

American firm Marlon Blackwell Architects has created a bright red medical facility for children that is meant to stand apart from its bland, suburban-style neighbours. The Harvey Pediatric Clinic is located on the main commercial corridor in Rogers, a town in northwest Arkansas that is dominated by suburban development. The medical building’s irregular shape and

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Restoration work completes on Louis Khan’s Salk Institute in California

The Salk Institute’s worn teak windows have been cleaned up, repaired and replaced as part of the conservation of the coastal Californian laboratory designed by American architect Louis Kahn. Kahn, one of America’s most important 20th-century architects, completed the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in 1965 for Jonas Salk, the American medical researcher who developed the first

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dRMM builds Oldham Maggie’s Centre around a courtyard with rippling glass walls

A courtyard with undulating glass walls descends from the base of the stilted wooden structure of this Maggie’s Centre for cancer care in Oldham, England, which has been designed by London studio dRMM. The studio used tulipwood to clad the structure, which at one side projects out over a stone wall. Selected for its positive connotations, the material is intended to

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OOPEAA builds wood and zinc sauna on the shore of a tiny Finnish island

Finnish architecture office OOPEAA has completed a log cabin-style sauna on an island in Helsinki’s archipelago that is topped with a zinc roof incorporating dormer windows. OOPEAA principal Anssi Lassila designed the Lonna Sauna for the Governing Body of Suomenlinna, which oversees activities on a cluster of islands that once formed a sea fortress at the

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Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital combines concrete and brick with colourful details and big windows

Sheppard Robson and John Copper Architecture have completed a children’s hospital in Johannesburg, which features brick facades and large windows that allow patients to take in the landscaping. Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital is a 200-bed, eight-theatre paediatric facility serving the children of South Africa. The country’s former president was dedicated to improving medical care for children

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Oslo psychiatric centre by Hille Melbye features planted courtyards and decorative brickwork

Patients of Hille Melbye’s psychiatric centre in Oslo are welcomed by a decorative brick building, which is surrounded by landscaped courtyards designed to act as an extension of therapy. The local studio was commissioned to design the complex to accommodate day, night, outpatient and ambulatory psychiatric services for the neighbourhoods of Oslo. It was vital that the Southern Oslo

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NORD Architects’ Copenhagen hospice aims to provide “a unique place for the final journey”

Copenhagen studio NORD Architects has completed a hospice for palliative patients in the heart of the Danish capital, with golden facades featuring curving cutouts that surround quiet courtyards. NORD Architects’ Urban Hospice is located in the city’s densely populated Frederiksberg district. One of the design’s main aims was to provide a peaceful environment within this context, where

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Iredale Pedersen Hook creates Walumba Elders Centre for flood-hit Australian aboriginal community

A+Awards: a 2016 Architizer A+Award was bestowed upon this retirement home in Western Australia, designed by Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects for an aboriginal community affected by devastating floods. The Walumba Elders Centre was built in Warrmarn (Warmun) following flooding in 2011 that destroyed the town’s previous facility, and damaged much of its housing and other

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Steven Holl unveils Shanghai cultural complex to be built from white concrete

Steven Holl Architects has revealed plans to build a health and cultural complex in Shanghai, comprising a pair of white concrete blocks punctured by the firm’s signature cutouts. The Shanghai Culture and Health Center will be set within a park on the city’s Punan canal. The New York-based firm hopes the landscaping will act as a “social condenser”, attracting residents of

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Anxiety-reducing orthodontic clinic features serene interiors and garden views

Birch-framed skylights and windows offer patients garden views when undergoing treatment at this sculptural dental clinic in the Netherlands, designed by Studio Prototype. Ortho Wijchen is located in Wichen, a town in the east-Netherlands province of Gelderland, forming part of a cluster of healthcare-institutions in the new Huurlingse Dam urban plan. Amsterdam-based Studio Prototype wanted to create a light-filled and uncluttered orthodontic

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Philippines hospital designed by CAZA to serve as model for rural healthcare

New York firm CAZA has unveiled design for a hospital and trauma centre in a popular beach town in the Philippines, which will feature stone cladding, verdant courtyards and light-filled interior spaces.  The healthcare facility will be constructed in Baler, a coastal community with approximately 39,500 residents, which is also where 1979 movie Apocalypse Now was filmed. Surrounded by mountains

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Zaha Hadid Architects reveals plans for Infinitus Plaza in Guangzhou

Zaha Hadid Architects has begun work on a multipurpose complex in Guangzhou, which is modelled on the looping infinity symbol used in mathematics. The Infinitus Plaza is located in the business district of Baiyun New Town, and will serve as a headquarters for the Infinitus – a health products brand owned by the LKK Health Products Group (LKKHPG). It

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Haptic designs elderly housing for Norway to encourage residents to socialise

Haptic has been selected to create a housing complex in a picturesque Norwegian town with a growing elderly population. The London- and Oslo-based studio – which ranked in the top 100 of the inaugural Dezeen Hot List – won a competition with its design for a series of buildings with zigzagging rooflines in the fjord-side town of

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Óscar Miguel Ares Álvares creates “abstract and hard” care home inspired by arid surroundings

Rows of concrete fins shade the large windows of this nursing home near the Spanish city of Valladolid, which features rooms clustered around a landscaped central courtyard. Local architect Óscar Miguel Ares Álvares designed the facility for the Spanish village of Aldeamayor de San Martin. Its low-lying profile is informed by its position at the border of

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Disability support centre by Architekten CM features tinted concrete ramps and retractable awnings

This extension to a day-care centre for disabled adults in the Swiss town of Stans has been kitted out with muted red awnings and spiralling pastel-tinged walkways. Local studio Architekten CM was tasked with designing the building for the Weidli Stans Foundation, which provides accommodation and learning support for adults with multiple physical and mental

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ZGF wraps Arizona medical facility in layer of creased metal panels

American firm ZGF Architects has completed a cancer centre in downtown Phoenix with a faceted, copper-coloured screen that evokes the scaly skin of a desert reptile (+ slideshow). The University of Arizona Cancer Center is located on a 28-acre (11 hectares) medical and bioscience campus in the city’s urban core. It is the first clinical facility More

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Rogers Stirk Harbour’s £160 million cancer treatment centre opens at London hospital

Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners has completed a dedicated cancer treatment centre at Guy’s Hospital in London, which welcomes its first patients today. The British firm led by architects Richard Rogers, Graham Stirk and Ivan Harbour designed the 14-storey building for  a site by London Bridge, just a stone’s throw from The Shard. Rogers Stirk Harbour (RSHP) collaborated with healthcare More

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Ambulance station by Architectenforum features plant-covered walls and a curved roof

This ambulance station in the Dutch town of Zeist features a curved wooden framework and sloping walls covered with climbing plants to help it blend into its woodland setting (+ slideshow). Utrecht studio Architectenforum designed the ambulance station for a site on the edge of the town, which is adjacent to a hospital and flanked on its More

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Architecture Building Culture adds housing units to postnatal recovery centre in Portland

Portland studio Architecture Building Culture has created a gabled structure to accommodate more residents at a local communal home for new mothers (+ slideshow). The new building houses two compact studios for Laura’s Place, a transitional housing facility for patients discharged from the Letty Owings Center – which provides health services to pre- and postnatal More

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Iwan Baan photographs Diller Scofidio + Renfro’s Vagelos Educational Building in New York

Photographer Iwan Baan has released new images of Diller Scofidio + Renfro’s recently completed medical building for Columbia University, which trades a typical educational facility’s “boring” horizontal layout for vertical organisation (+ slideshow). Baan’s photos include aerial shots of the new 14-storey building, as well as interior images and exterior perspectives. The structure, which opened in mid-August, More

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AGi Architects completes cardiac rehabilitation centre overlooking Kuwait Bay

With stone-clad walls and a deep red atrium, this medical centre in Kuwait was designed by AGi architects to look more like a cultural building than a health facility (+ slideshow). The Hisham A Alsager Cardiac Center was intended by local office AGi Architects to offer a restorative environment to patients, as well as opportunities for social activity. The architects – whose past projects include More

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M3 Architecture creates decorative concrete details for Australian children’s centre

This facility for abused children in Queensland features walls of robust concrete blocks and outdoor play areas sheltered beneath a scalloped canopy (+ slideshow). Brisbane studio M3 Architecture developed the building for the campus of James Cook University in Townsville. It is the first custom-built centre for ACT for Kids – a charity providing therapy and support to abused More

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Atelier 2+1 adds glazed extension to Parisian psychiatric hospital

A 1960s-inspired window wall fronts this extension to a psychiatric institute in Paris by Local firm Atelier 2+1 (+ slideshow). Atelier 2+1 was asked to restructure the headquarters of the Paul Sivadon Institut in Paris’s 9th arrondissement, and to create a 2,300-square-metre extension housing a dining hall. The institute comprised a building from the Haussmann era facing the street, and More

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Cancer treatment centre in California designed by Yazdani Studio to feel like a spa

Los Angeles firm Yazadani Studio has completed a curving glass facility for cancer patients in southern California, featuring radiation treatment rooms that overlook Zen gardens (+ slideshow). The Kraemer Radiation Oncology Center is located in Anaheim, a city near LA that is known for being the home of Disneyland. Encompassing 16,000 square feet (1,486 square metres), More

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Norman Foster’s timber-framed Maggie’s Centre opens in his home town of Manchester

Norman Foster has completed a Maggie’s Centre for cancer care in his home town of Manchester, featuring a timber-lattice structure, an angular greenhouse and a flower garden (+ slideshow). The Foster + Partners founder, who won a battle with bowel cancer over a decade ago, designed the healthcare building for The Christie hospital in Manchester, and it officially opens today. Like the More

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Kraków Oxygen Home designed to offer sanctuary for lung cancer sufferers

A pair of Iranian architects have won a competition to design a support centre for lung cancer sufferers in the Polish city of Kraków, where air pollution is at dangerously high levels. Tehran-based Nima Nian and Behdad Heydari envision a translucent glass sanctuary being built in the city’s Bror Hansson park, offering healthcare and social spaces for cancer patients, More

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Epilepsy care home by Atelier Martel features stippled concrete walls

Soft indents create hundreds of spots across the concrete walls of this health centre in northeast France, designed by Atelier Martel to offer support and treatment to epilepsy sufferers (+ slideshow). Paris-based architecture office Atelier Martel worked with American artist Mayanna von Ledebur on the Dommartin-lès-Toul care home, which contains long- and short-term accommodation facilities for up to 88 More

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Selldorf Architects to redevelop Washington DC HIV clinic named after Liz Taylor

Selldorf Architects has been selected to design a major mixed-use project in Washington DC on the site of the Elizabeth Taylor Medical Center, an HIV treatment centre named for the late actress. A joint venture between nonprofit Whitman-Walker Health, the owner of the Elizabeth Taylor Center, and for-profit company Fivesquares Development, the block-long site will More

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Ron Arad designs West Bank cancer hospital to serve both Israeli and Palestinian communities

Designer Ron Arad has revealed plans to build a cancer treatment centre in the West Bank, which will serve Jewish, Christian, Muslim and Druze communities in both Israel and Palestine. Located at the Ha-Emek Medical Centre in northern Israel, the facility will for the first time offer specialist cancer treatment for the residents of the conflict More

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Henning Larsen gets go-ahead for ring-shaped extensions to a Danish hospital

Work is set to begin on a trio of circular buildings designed by Henning Larsen Architects for a hospital in Denmark. The Danish firm won a competition in 2011 to design the 56,000-square-metre extension of Herlev Hospital near Copenhagen. After four and a half years, contracts of one billion DKK (£100 million) have been awarded and construction will More

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David Chipperfield reveals £185 million masterplan for Berlin brewery

David Chipperfield Architects has unveiled plans to refurbish a 19th-century brewery in Berlin, adding a trio of new buildings to house a gallery, restaurants and a medical innovation centre (+ slideshow). The former Bötzow Brewery near Berlin’s Alexanderplatz was severely bomb-damaged during the second world war but never rebuilt. Chipperfield’s Berlin office is working on a masterplan to repair More

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3XN completes Copenhagen hospital building featuring slanted stone walls

Angled stone surfaces create zigzags across the facade of this hospital building in Copenhagen by Danish firm 3XN (+ slideshow). Copenhagen-based 3XN designed the 7,400-square-metre building for the city’s Rigshospitalet. It replaces an outdated facility that is slated for demolition to make way for the hospital’s new North Wing treatment centre. The building is described as a Patient Hotel, […]

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50 Shades of Wood by Declerck-Daels Architecten is a timber dentist surgery in Bruges

Declerck-Daels Architecten used different varieties of timber and “frivolous” colours for this surgery in Bruges, in an attempt to make going to the dentist more bearable (+ slideshow). The Belgian studio named the project 50 Shades of Wood after the variety of tones found in the building’s silvery timber cladding, as well as its brightly coloured wooden interiors. The […]

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Amanda Levete becomes latest architect to design a Maggie’s Centre

Amanda Levete’s firm has revealed its design for a Maggie’s Centre for cancer care in Southampton, England, set at the centre of a tranquil flower garden. London-based AL_A has applied for planning permission to build the drop-in centre for cancer patients and their relatives alongside the oncology unit at Southampton General Hospital. Scheduled to open in […]

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Ábaton styles children’s dormitory at Esther Koplowitz Foundation as row of colourful houses

Gabled blocks with brightly coloured facades house bedrooms for children with Cerebral Palsy at this treatment centre in Madrid, which has been updated by local studio Ábaton (+ slideshow). The Esther Koplowitz Foundation for children with Cerebral Palsy occupies a 1950s building in south-west Madrid. Set beside a disused military barracks, the building hadn’t been renovated in more […]

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Thomas Heatherwick gets the green light for Maggie’s Centre modelled on pot plants

Thomas Heatherwick has unveiled more images of his plant-covered design for a Maggie’s cancer-care centre in Yorkshire, England, which has now been granted planning permission (+ slideshow). The London-based designer plans to create a building that looks like a group of giant pot plants in the grounds of St James’s University Hospital in Leeds, providing a drop-in centre […]

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Sharon Davis’ housing for Rwandan healthcare workers is wrapped in eucalyptus screens

New York architect Sharon Davis has completed a new housing complex for doctors and nurses in a village in rural Rwanda, which was built by local residents using regional materials (+ slideshow). Located next to the 110-bed Rwinkwavu Hospital on a steep hill, the Partners in Health Housing is meant to create a community space for those […]

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Metal boxes sandwich a glazed atrium at university sports facility by Cox Architecture

Metal-clad boxes stand on opposite sides of a glazed atrium to form this sports education and training facility at the University of Canberra, which features an indoor sprint track (+ slideshow). Designed by Australian firm Cox Architecture, the University of Canberra Sporting Commons is the first phase in a masterplan for a new precinct to support […]

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Photo-luminescent stripes allow Ibiza’s Can Misses Hospital to glow by night

Luis Vidal + Architects has added stripes of photo-luminescent paint to the facades of Ibiza’s only public hospital, so it faintly glows after dark (+ slideshow). Can Misses Hospital was refurbished and extended by Madrid-based Luis Vidal + Architects to provide new patient wings and medical facilities, as well as clearer circulation routes throughout the sprawling […]

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Gables and courtyards help children’s hospital building by Keppie appear more welcoming

Gabled brick buildings surround quiet courtyards to create an intimate and comforting environment for the families of sick children at this facility on a hospital campus in Glasgow, Scotland (+ slideshow). The building was designed by British firm Keppie for the Glasgow branch of the Ronald McDonald House charity, which provides amenities for parents wishing to stay close to […]

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House-shaped clinic designed by Hkl Studio to make elderly patients feel more at home

A sequence of house-shaped volumes make up the form of this medical centre, designed by Hkl Studio to blend in with neighbouring homes on the outskirts of Chiba, Japan (+ slideshow).  The Asahicho Clinic provides medical care for elderly patients residing in the suburbs of the coastal city, which is located 30 miles outside Tokyo on the Bōsō Peninsula. Tokyo-based architect Hikalu […]

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A Healthier Lifestyle

It’s time for a little heart to heart. I’ve been thinking about writing this post for many weeks now. I’ve decided it’s time to change a lot of my bad habits and redefine my lifestyle. I really want to be much healthier and to stop procrastinating. I’ve been reading lots of inspiring books over the […]

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Construction starts on Steven Holl-designed Maggie’s Centre at London’s oldest hospital

Construction has begun on Steven Holl’s controversial Maggie’s cancer-care centre at London’s St Bartholomew’s Hospital, which the architect says will respect rather than mimic its historic setting. Maggie’s Barts is being built next to the Grade I*-listed Great Hall, completed in 1738 by Scottish architect James Gibbs. Conceived by the architect as a “vessel within […]

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Kaan Architecten adds study centre to a hospital part-designed by Jean Prouvé

Dutch studio Kaan Architecten has added a medical research centre to a Rotterdam hospital, featuring triangular skylights, spiral staircases and a 35-metre-high bookcase (+ movie). The Education Center forms part of the Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam – a teaching hospital originally designed in 1965 by Dutch architect Arie Hagoort in collaboration with iconic French designer Jean Prouvé. It was recently extended by EGM […]

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New Morning Routine

A quick overview on the benefits of dry skin brushing. How to dry brush your body. What are the benefits of dry brushing. Dry skin brushing with sensitive skin.

Paüls Doctor Surgery by Vora is a two-storey structure that hides its base below road level

The lower level of this village doctor’s surgery in Spain is sunken down below road level and partially embedded in a slope, allowing it to appear the same size as the surrounding buildings (+ slideshow). Barcelona studio Vora designed the two-storey surgery for a hilltop village called Paüls in Spain’s Tarragona Province. From the street, Paüls Doctor Surgery […]

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Curving wooden wall fronts Ruukki Health Clinic in Finland by Alt Arkkitehdit

Slim batons of timber clad the facade of this medical clinic by Alt Arkkitehdit, which is set on the edge of a Finnish forest. Offering dental, paediatric and general healthcare services, the public clinic is located beside existing medical wings – including a care centre for elderly people – in Ruukki, a locality in the Northern Ostrobothnia region of Finland. The Ruukki Health […]

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Texan military hospital by RTKL features slatted sun shades based on skin grafts

This military hospital in San Antonio features terracotta brise soleils inspired by strips of grafted skin, which protect burns victims from the intense sun (+ slideshow). The new San Antonio Military Medical Center (SAMMC) by architecture and engineering firm RTKL is positioned among a larger campus of red brick buildings. The 70,000-square-metre campus includes an emergency trauma centre, surgical research […]

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Concrete canopy creates two-storey terrace for home and clinic by Graux & Baeyens

Graux & Baeyens Architecten has divided an old Flemish-style house in Belgium into a psychotherapy centre and apartment, installing a concrete canopy to give each space its own outdoor area (+ slideshow). Named Omsorg, the project involved a complete renovation of the run-down three-storey house in Destelbergen, while the new concrete platform was installed in the garden to create both a shelter over the existing […]

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FRSH ORGANICS

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Kengo Kuma designs Tokyo hospital wrapped around a garden

News: Japanese firm Kengo Kuma + Associates has unveiled plans to replace an ageing Tokyo medical centre with a louvre-clad hospital built around a landscaped garden. The new Seijo Kinoshita Hospital will take the place of a long-standing medical facility in Setagaya, south-west Tokyo. Set for completion in early 2017, the 2,400-square-metre facility will feature an upgraded maternity […]
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Hospital by Lyons and Conrad Gargett features a vibrant facade and a tree-inspired layout

Huge green and purple fins shade the glass facades of this children’s hospital in Brisbane, designed to match the colouring of native Bougainvillea plants (+ slideshow). Architecture firms Lyons and Conrad Gargett describe the design concept for the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital as “the idea of a living tree”, with plant-inspired cladding, wildlife-themed artworks and a network […]
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Solar-powered housing by Louise Braverman accommodates medical staff in an African village

Solar panels provide all the energy needed to power this colourful brick dormitory designed by architect Louise Braverman to house medical staff at a rural village in Burundi, Africa (+ slideshow). The Village Health Works Staff Housing accommodates an 18-bed dormitory for the healthcare workers of a medical centre in the 16-hectare village of Kigutu. It was designed by New York-based Louise Braverman as […]
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Tokyo house bridges the rooftops of a dental surgery and garage

Japanese architect Kunihiko Matsuba has balanced a small white house over the flat rooftops of a dental clinic and garage near Tokyo (+ slideshow). Kunihiko Matsuba designed the Nagasawa Dental Clinic, and an accompanying home and garage for the owner, in the residential area of Hachioji, 25 miles outside the city centre. Related story: Veterinarian N House […]

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SATA’s medical centre has mirrored “cloaking” roof that reflects the sky

The mirrored roof of this children’s care centre by SATA reflects the surrounding treetops and west Ireland skies (+ slideshow). SATA designed the single-storey glass and aluminium structure to house services for the West Limerick Children’s Centre, in county Limerick, Ireland. Related story: Mirrored cabin installed in Scottish glen by Angus Ritchie and Daniel Tyler […]

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