Ordering a Hospital

Aishwarya Janwadkar

Concept Studio 3

Often hospitals are organized to make the most sense for the technology and machines. What happens when the roles are reversed? This project explores how hospitals could be reorganized to address the current organizational layout and the effect it has on the patient–staff relationships.

Hospitals are among the most expensive facilities to build, with complex infrastructures, technologies, regulations and safety codes. They are systems of interdependent subsystems. No one aspect is entirely autonomous of any other.

By sectioning the reorganized space into patient and machine zones, this project demonstrates how the complexities of one side can serve the other side. The patient zone advocates for privacy and transparency by ensuring optimal security and access. At the same time, it remains discrete from the workflow of the machine zone. The machine zone workflow is humanized to create empathy for the patients experience in a hospital.

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