To build 2 million square feet is in itself a task, but to relate 2 million square feet to the individuals within, rather than produce rooms with numbers on them is really our task. We have to create what I call ‘villages of space.’
- Bertrand Goldberg, Conversations With Architects, 1973
I’ve really grown to love the unusual architecture of Stony Brook University’s Health Sciences Center and University Hospital complex, designed by renown architect Bertrand Goldberg in the 1960s-1970s. The incredible scope of the project, unique use of space and bold design have given me a great sense of appreciation of the complex.
The architect’s description of the project is well worth the read.
This is really wild. The folks at MIT’s Media Lab are incredible.
MIT Creates Amazing UI From Levitating Orbs
It’s more than some parlor trick; this demo could be the future of user interface.
I’m not sure adding touchscreens to everything qualifies as “good design,” but I’m glad that medical device companies are finally considering form in addition to function.
There’s a “gold rush” in the medical field to create a new device to treat chronic hypertension in minutes. How do you stand out? Look to touch screens.
Healthcare design for developing countries and under-served communities requires special considerations, especially in terms of manufacturing and operating costs, as well as skills required for installation and operation.