Change of heart: Rethinking the prescriptive medical environment
Master of Architecture
The environment and its effects on our physiological health and well-being have long been essential components of medical treatment regimes. Though many of these regimes may have experienced only short-lived success as products of trends in popular culture, the complex relationship between environmental exposure and cure is one that is fundamental to the understanding of the medical sciences. The endeavor to more fully understand its complexities continues even in the light of what modern advances in medical technology have revealed to us. This thesis addresses the need to rethink the use of environmental qualities in medical facilities, looking to and expanding upon how they were used in past paradigms.
Architecture; Health sciences; Health care management; Arts