Cure and care at the cradle of innovation
Daniela Arnaut

“Illness is the night-side of life” tying one’s up in its own body and weaknesses leading either to curative or care spaces that instead of bringing hope bring to mind loneliness and death. Even if the tendency is to believe in the efficiency of medical processes, the collective memory of healthcare buildings is related to discomfort. Ill bodies enter a machine where they are homogenized, losing autonomy and privacy. Intimacy is exposed in a public domain. In healthcare buildings the focus is on medical procedure and not on the prostrate body, which is the real origin and dimensional parameter of these spaces

Modern Movement, Modern architecture, Healthcare architecture, Form and Function, Healing architecture.

Issue 62
Year 2020
Pages 4-5

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