Alan Dilani

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  • Alan Dilani
  • World hospitals and health services : the…
  • 2000
Why should hospital buildings be regarded as special buildings in society? Why do the big hospitals look like permanent building sites? How does the staff experience their environment and how often do they have thoughts about their working places? How do health care buildings function as supportive environments for care? This paper will seek to analyse(More)
  • Alan Dilani
  • World hospitals and health services : the…
  • 2001
The major purpose of this paper is to discuss the basic ideas and criteria underlying contemporary health care design. Special attention is given to the growing shift in biomedical attitude from a largely pathogenic concept of disease to a more salutogenic perspective. This shift should not only lead to a stronger integration of building design and care(More)
  • Alan Dilani
  • World hospitals and health services : the…
  • 2005
The problem of psychosocially supportive design or healthy workplace design is one of the most mysterious and meaningful challenges for the architects and designers that create our daily workplace. This paper poses the question of healthy workplace design and the very need of human beings that spend more than 80% of their time in man-made indoor(More)
Hospitals are supposed to be places of healing and recovery, where the unwell go to get well again. But in many cases the healing environment is anything but--"wellness" has given way to functionality, potentially hampering not only the recovery of patients but also the productivity and efficiency of the hospital itself. Most health care facilities have(More)
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