TECHNE 17 (2019): Horizontality/verticality in architecture
Essays and Viewpoint

Horizontality and verticality in architectures for health

Stefano Capolongo
Dipartimento di Architettura, Ingegneria delle Costruzioni e Ambiente Costruito, Politecnico di Milano, Italia
Grazia Cocina
Dipartimento Architettura e Design, Politecnico di Torino, Italia
Marco Gola
Dipartimento di Architettura, Ingegneria delle Costruzioni e Ambiente Costruito, Politecnico di Milano, Italia
Gabriella Peretti
Dipartimento Architettura e Design, Politecnico di Torino, Italia
Riccardo Pollo
Dipartimento Architettura e Design, Politecnico di Torino, Italia
Published January 17, 2019
Keywords
  • Architectures for Health,
  • Hospital typologies,
  • Hospital organization
How to Cite
Capolongo, S., Cocina, G., Gola, M., Peretti, G., & Pollo, R. (2019). Horizontality and verticality in architectures for health. TECHNE - Journal of Technology for Architecture and Environment, (17), 152-160. https://doi.org/10.13128/Techne-24028

Abstract

The paper proposes a reflection and a point of view on the design of the contemporary hospital and the architectures for health according to “vertical” or “horizontal” typologies. The aim is to identify in various configurations, the relationships between the quality of the spaces and specific requirements in relation to the most recent developments in medicine both from the organizational and functional points of view and the social component. The method consists in defining a framework of demanding and performance comparison of different hypotheses, supported by indirect and direct analysis of the outcomes, through an analysis matrix related to case studies, considered as best practices among the architectures for health.

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