The Komodo Dragon. The worlds largest lizard has some impressive facts: 3 meters, more than 70kg and nearly 60 teeth. His saliva can contain anywhere from 50 to 80 different bacteria. When being bitten – bacterial infection and death are guaranteed. You can eventually meet that unique reptile in five places within the little Sunda Islands, Indonesia: Komodo, […]Read more "The hospital in case you are being bitten by a Komodo Dragon"
The 1970s. Leaders of the medical and aviation industries founded the NGO Orbis. Task: To prevent and treat avoidable and curable blindness. In an airplane. What started with a DC-8 just turnes into the Next Generation Flying Eye Hospital by Orbis. See the 2 minutes movie. Clickable DC-10 plane version here. The 2015 plane is a […]Read more "Blindness prevention and treatment, the take off hospital, FedEx"
The quest for the most remote hospital led me to the most remote island. It’s Tristan de Cunha in the South Atlantic Ocean – a group of 5 islands. Only Settlement: Edinburgh of the Seven Seas. 275 British citizens, an active volcanic island, the “worlds most isolated settlement”. Discovered by the Portuguese admiral Admiral Tristao […]Read more "2810 km from South Africa, Albatross, Hottentot Gulch"
The Edogawa Hospital in Tokyo. While the logo seems to be like a piece of art, the outside looks traditional. But brace for impact with your understanding, opinion or perception of the interior architecture and design of a hospital. There has been a lot of development with the keywords healing architecture, patient-centric design, design […]Read more "Colour schemes, paintings, Tokyo"
The northernmost big city in Europe, the nothernmost university hospital in Finland. The Oulu University Hospital. Oulo opened 1605, has a population of about 196’000 today, considered as one of Europe’s “living labs” – residents experiment with new technology and is the home of the Air Guitar World Championships since 1996. During winter the sea trade works […]Read more "Hospital 2030, northernmost Europe, Ice Breaker Kontio"
Worldwide. When scouting for my next issue about unlikely hospital situations I stopped at the keyword treehouse. Treehouse? Childhood memories, a safe haven to concentrate on (very) personal matters. After spending a lot of time during this research I got deeper and deeper into an architectural area of visions, concepts, treehouses already in action. But […]Read more "Treehouse hospital – when the power of ideas become a change agent"
Floating hospital, hospital boat. Healthcare on water is an old idea. Looking back into history brings up for instance the athenian fleet with the “Therapia” and the roman fleet with the “Aesculapius”. The navy and military connected ships focused to care for the wounded or to support evacuation. The Royal Navy influenced a lot of developments […]Read more "Tonle Sap, Jakarta, Lausanne & the floating hospital"