When a friend and communication expert joined the UK timber industry campaign «Wood for Good» my focus about building houses and skyscrapers made from wood i.e. solid wood ranged to Switzerland. And I found the first 10 storey, 36 meters high, 55 millions CHF, wooden skycraper in Switzerland – the «Surstoffi 22». I am really […]Read more "The Feelgood Wood Health Centre in Canada"
The Island of Menorca, in the spanish autonomous region of the Balearic Islands with a coastline of 216 kilometers – from rocky beaches to sandy coves, UNESCO Biosphere Reserve designation. And a population of a bit more than 91,000 inhabitants. On a scouting trip for a digital nomad project my interest for hospitals popped up […]Read more "From the Talayotic Culture to the photovoltaic park on the hospital roof"
While stumbling into the magnetizing Trash Hero organization during a cowork digital nomad time at KoHub in Koh Lanta I had the chance to think about «Green» again. And about the hospital world which I explore continuously with my blog. My research took me here first: Global Green Healthy Hospitals in Buenos Aires. A community […]Read more "The very Green Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh"
Soho in central London, since 2014. The Dean Street Express clinic. Specialized, designed, completely different. Part of the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS. Welcome to a new world of the upcoming fast track hospitals. Design included. See the how it works 2 minutes video here. Remark: the design is inspired by the aesthetics and themes […]Read more "The sexual health testing design clinic"
Hillerød, Denmark. After 12 months of intense design contest the Swiss architects Herzog & De Meuron from Basel win in 2014 the project. A very special project. The doors of the New North Zealand Hospital/Nyt Hospital Nordsjælland will open in 2020. Remark: the project could also facilitate an expansion in 2050. 30 km north of […]Read more "The danish forest hospital."
The desert. A non-zone for hospitals? I already did two portraits about remote hospitals in desert zones: the group of 5 in the Atacama Desert in Chile and the one I found in the mongolian Gobi Desert. Hospitals are like scorpions; they live almost everywhere, they survive temperatures between −31 to 50 °C (Repetek Desert, Turkmenistan) […]Read more "Sand flies, flatworms and the Sahara Hospital"
My hospital experience as an employee is Swiss based. Size: some 300 beds & 1000 employees, a public hospital in Zurich. This time I searched for the most hospital beds available under «one roof» worldwide for my blog series about hospitals. And I landed in China. In the provincial capital Zhengzhou, Henan, China I found this […]Read more "7000 beds. Henan province. Nĭ hăo."
When my mother became a master scuba diver with almost sixty years the sport spread within my brain as a keyword. Even if she doesn’t dive anymore I am sensitive about words related to diving so I was attracted lately by «Dive Medicine» and my blog energy was activated: 1968, Durham, North Carolina. The today’s […]Read more "Doctors for divers. Dive medicine."
The human-centered design became the ISO 13407 standard (human-centered design processes for interactive systems) in 1999 and has been revised into ISO 9241-210 in 2010: Abstract: Provides requirements and recommendations for human-centred design principles and activities throughout the life cycle of computer-based interactive systems. It is intended to be used by those managing design processes, […]Read more "Orlando. The Woman-Centric Hospital."
Christmas Island, Indian Ocean, at the top of a 50 million-year-old extinct volcano. This island with a plateau of 361 metres has a 80 kilometres coastline. An australian territory (since 1958), some 2650 kilometres north west of Perth, covering an area of 135 square kilometres. About the name? Captain William Mynors of the East India Ship Company […]Read more "Millions of Red Crabs & the Hospital"