Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Central Regional Hospital: Concept

My concept for the three PCU’s at the Central Regional Hospital is a rolling wave. A rolling wave represents the growth the patients make while at the facility and then the release of the issues the children face. A rolling wave also creates a visual representation though the calm waves that build up. This will be incorporated throughout the space by the use of gentle movements and patterns. The rolling part of the wave creates a stimulation and activeness in the space.

Central Regional Hospital: Children's Unit

Central Regional Hospital: Male Unit

Central Regional Hospital: Female Unit

Central Regional Hospital: Patient Rooms

Central Regional Hospital: Visit and Group Rooms

Visitation Room

Group Room

Central Regional Hospital: Storage Detail

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Seth Riskin

Seth Riskin's lecture on the anthropology of light focuses on the history of light and how it is perceived in different cultures. In many cultures light is seen as a representation of holiness, a higher being, power, as well as others. he also spoke of how light is something so vital to our existence but we cannot see it without being reflected off of other objects. Many people think that light can be seen when they think of sun rays that can be seen through the clouds. But really they are seeing light bouncing off the small particles of dust or water and allowing light to be seen.

The question asked at the end of the lecture about the perspective of light being changed between him preforming with light and viewing his performance with light was very interesting. It's interesting because of how he can further experience light in such a way because he has the experience of having a twin. He knows what it is to be in the light but he also know what it is to view it from a different perspective.