The relationship between the patients,the nurses and doctors(clients) is a social collaborative effort. They work together for a main purpose which is to get better and everyday is a healing process. The male and female(clients(nurses,doctors) bird work together to provide a nest for the little one until the bird (patients) is capable to fly on its own and leave the nest. The group room was really plain and everybody was facing toward the tv. I was thinking that the patients would have engaged more in conversation and activites if they facing each other in a circle. The tv can be located in the ceiling and the board games in the middle table. In the right up corner there is a quick sketch for the patient rooms in the D ward.
Embracing the healing process of the client (patients) by introducing to them softer materials, warm colors, form and order where they can captualize themselves in the space that they occupy [space within a space].
For project two we are focusing our attention on the task of designing the interiors of the Child and Adolescent Unit of the Central Regional Hospital at Butner,NC. The Department of Health and Human Services consolidated two aging psychiatric hospitals located in Raleigh and Butner, North Carolina into a single new 432 bed facility located in Butner, North Carolina [www.freelon.com].
Space within a space creates a myriad of dimensions where our eyes see different shapes or aspects of a form depending on a changing perspective or angle of view. There has to be a visual and spatial continuity between two spaces which can be accommodated but also the smaller, contained space depends on the larger.
How the Powers of Ten has changed my thinking of things as a designer
The “Powers of Ten” has changed the way I view and conceptualize the world around me. The relative size of things in the universe and the effect of adding another zero can entail countless nuances of interpretation. Space within a space creates a myriad of dimensions where our eyes see different shapes or aspects of a form depending on a changing perspective or angle of view. The movie was quite interesting and as a designer, it made me think in colossal terms when tackling numerous projects. When the zooming was happening in the video, it made me reflect how the contained space were to increase in size, the larger space would begin to lose its impact as an enveloping form.
The ideas embodied in the movie “Powers of Ten,” influence me as a designer because every design decision that I make during pre-design planning or conceptual design, I need to connect it with the client, criteria design, detailed design and budget. The movie made me think more of these things and how I would relate each step to the next and move forward in a project. At times, I need to go back to the first step (conceptual phase) and see if there are more ways to explore it because there could be more deliverables that I could connect to a project. To quote Charles Eames, “Everything eventually connects.”
The movie is affecting my designing in the current project as well. There has to be a visual and spatial continuity between two spaces which can be accommodated but also the smaller, contained space depends on the larger. The volume of smaller space is shared by the larger space, a key theme in the movie. The latter theme, as well as perception will be a fundamental guide for my current project.