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Conception and Design of Humanization of Healthcare Space based on USS System

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Conception and Design of Humanization of Healthcare Space based on USS System.

Rel. Riccardo Pollo. Politecnico di Torino, Corso di laurea magistrale in Architettura Per Il Progetto Sostenibile, 2021

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In contemporary society, the design of healthcare space does not just stop at the level of basic functional layout and the setting of medical equipment. Humanized intervention is getting more and more attention from the relative stakeholders , such as patients with families, medical staff, etc. In order to meet the dual needs of the users on the physical and psychological levels, in this study I introduce the USS system to realize humanized intervention. USS means User - Space - Story, which can be applied to any functional type of architecture, and the medical space is not an exception. In this triangular framework, on the one hand, I sorted out the interrelationships between the three elements, that is, the two of them have corresponding needs and influences on each other. On the other hand, I interpret and upgrade the understandings of these three elements separately with corresponding humanized intervention methods, namely the Level Carding,Redefinition, and Cross-levels Connections of Users; Deconstruction, Redefinition and Reorganization of Medical Space, and Deduction of Story based on the relationship between Users and Space. In the process of this research, I have some important discoveries of the USS, which are indicated as below : 1. Each individual can be removed of the stereotyped mask or the label, being allowed to return to a "people" with emotion. When these ordinary "people'' without any pre label such as patients, doctors , lawyers, professors, policemen or others, enter the healthcare space for their own purposes, I can freely interpret their appeals, thereby responding to them through human intervention. 2. As for the space, I also tried to remove the mask of the stereotyped label of the so-called "hospital" and reduce it to a pure box, then to redefine and design it according to the needs of those "people", and finally to evolve the pure box into a creative healthcare space in form of "non-hospital" . 3. When the users get along with each other in the common space, they are not the static items placed in the architectural scenarios, but living individuals who are communicating and interacting together, thus the occurrence of stories trigges. Although the story is fictitious in this study, it does not mean that it is meaningless. On the contrary, it is deducted based on the architectural design’s response to the users and the analysis of the user’s possible response behavior in a specific scene. The deduction can make the theme of the humanized design sublimated, sparking more and more enlightenment and discussion. The conclusion is that after the medical space is taken off the mask of the so-called "hospital", it can develop into a healing service institution in multiple forms, such as the prefabricated hexagonal structure mentioned in this paper. So as to realize the physical and psychological needs of the "customer", that is, the person who was previously considered "sick people" by others.

Relators: Riccardo Pollo
Academic year: 2021/22
Publication type: Electronic
Number of Pages: 79
Corso di laurea: Corso di laurea magistrale in Architettura Per Il Progetto Sostenibile
Classe di laurea: New organization > Master science > LM-04 - ARCHITECTURE AND ARCHITECTURAL ENGINEERING
Aziende collaboratrici: UNSPECIFIED
URI: http://webthesis.biblio.polito.it/id/eprint/19765
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