Colour schemes, paintings, Tokyo

The Edogawa Hospital in Tokyo.
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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 thinking and nowadays even disruptive technologies and innovation. Emotional design in fact. The Edogawa team seems to explore exactly that.

The Edogawa Hospital is a pioneer. For instance the Elephant MRI or the various ceiling art.
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See more photos here by Brian Ashcraft like the floor plan looking like a treasure map.

To get really into the design porttfolio, check this 6 minutes video by Rashid Samad Khan. And if you wonder about the soundtrack of the “Hospital Song“: have a check on the performance of Belfast singer and most dangerous harpist in the word, Ursula Burns.

I grew up in the perception that a hospital is some white building with white rooms, there is a certain smell on the corridors, the cafeteria is dull and serves old bread. And the people at the welcome desk have  defined opening hours.

I saw quite a few developments within children hospitals/wards, like the Evelina London Children’s Healthcare.
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Or futuristic concepts like the danish Odense University Hospital by Henning Larsen Architects.
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Comming back to the Edogawa Hospital in Tokyo. Isn’t there the need to explore new interior and exterior designs for hospitals? The hospital could be a place to laugh, wonder, discover. Patients being inspired, stunned, irritated, feeling totally comfortable and much more emotions. There is a need for braking the rules like in the Edogawa Hospital. Sometimes it takes courage, another mentality and the worldwide unique engagement for healthcare – to do something which creates an impact, which provides healthcare with a different touch.

Thank you for your wonderful art work and the funny paintings of celebrities.

Maurice Codourey

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