Monday, March 30, 2020

Architecture to Heal People

Find out what passion, creativity, and a knowledge of the science of circadian rhythms can do.

The slide show above shows a room designed specifically to treat patients with major depression. Architect Carlo Volf, PhD and psychiatrist Klaus Martiny, MD, PhD, debuted this patient room in their Copenhagen hospital in 2018.

The room was inspired by research about how light, air, glass, and other features of a room could help people get well. How effective will their innovation be? Stay tuned.

And be sure to check out our other content showing the influence of light and circadian rhythms on architecture at the cutting edge.

Toward a solar architecture: An interview with Carlo Volf, PhD

Dr. Carlo VolfFind out how this Danish visionary, inspired by the science of circadian rhythms, creates buildings which use light, and other natural forces, to enhance people’s health.

Ultraviolet Aspects of Zonnestraal

Sanatorium ZonnestraalThe Sanatorium Zonnestraal, completed in 1931, featured low-iron glass, good ventilation, and other characteristics promoting health. How can we use the “forgotten knowledge” of this era?

Sunlight is the best medicine. Not a metaphor—science

Florence NightingaleHow can sunshine can shorten hospital stays and promote better healing? Learn a secret from Florence Nightingale that you might want to use the next time you go to the hospital.

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