An out-patient hospital for IUPUI Medical Campus, Indianapolis, Indiana

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Show simple item record Wisley, Phillip P. en_US 2011-06-03T19:51:27Z 2011-06-03T19:51:27Z 1971 en_US 1971
dc.identifier LD2489.Z52 1971 .W57 en_US
dc.description.abstract It is my intent in designing a building of above average complexity, namely an outpatient hospital, that the project not be considered soley one in "design" (i.e. one in. which form and aesthetics take an upper hand). I prefer, rather, it be considered a problem in organization in which "design" plays an important, but secondary, role.In organizing this building, I first established a definitive program. This program not only defines the individual spaces, but lists the necessary services and equipment required by these spaces. Next, during the conceptual stage of the building, I worked with five concepts simultaneously; a concept for servicing; a structural concept; a systems concept; and two architectural concepts, one for clinic organization and the other for patient orientation.The concepts, in themselves, are quite simple. Servicing is provided by service towers and large interstitial spaces. These in turn serve as the structural elements of the building. I have "systemized" the building in a fairly standard manner. The system is designed on a five foot module utilizing available prefabricated components. These components include; exterior aluminum panels; interior wall panels; window walls; drop-in acoustical ceiling panels; integral light and air handling units; and toilet units.Architecturally the clinic modules are clustered around a central core of public spaces and organized-horizontally by degree of interaction. Within the clinic modules examination rooms are clustered around auxiliary service spaces.Patient orientation is effected quite simply. Upon entering the building or leaving an elevator a patient is always oriented to a waiting area and a reception desk which clearly defines the floor and the clinic.Because of the very basic nature of the servicing, structural, and systems concepts used in this building, it would be foolish to assume this building is unique unto itself and without precedence. It is not.Interstitial spaces were first used in laboratories, among them Louis Kahn's Salk Institute in La Jolla, California. Later hospitals began to catch on to the idea. Charles Luckman's Veterans Hospital in San Diego, Califronia, and Rex Whitaker Allen's General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts are but two examples.Structural service towers have been used quite extensively both here and abroad. Kenzo Tange has used them in his Yamanashi Press and Radio Center in Kofu, as well as in his Shizuoka Building in Tokyo.Even the total systems approach is not new. This idea has been investigated and developed quite thoroughly by Ezra Ehrenkrantz in his S.C.S.D. and A.B.S. systems, as well as by the firm of Craig, Ziedler, and Strong in their Health Science Center in Hamiliton, Ontario, again to name but a few examples.So in essence, I have designed this building on existing principles. I have stripped it to the barest of essentials, and utilized basic, straightforward ideas to bring about an effective solution to a complex problem of patient care.
dc.description.sponsorship College of Architecture and Planning
dc.format.extent 2 v. : ill. ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Architecture. en_US
dc.title An out-patient hospital for IUPUI Medical Campus, Indianapolis, Indiana en_US
dc.type Undergraduate 5th year College of Architecture and Planning thesis. Thesis (B. Arch.)
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