She is 90 years young and paints the buildings in her town as a hobby. What can we say - RESPECT!
Read the whole article in My Modern Met.
Good article in the New York Times about redesigning hospitals and improving health. We especially like the very honest answer of the clinical nurse leader at the end. Rounds up the article very nicely. Read the full article here.
A spot of product design but of the highest quality. Where design meets functionality. We think it is fabulous. Read the whole article here.
Maggie's Cancer Caring Centres exemplify the importance of building design within healthcare, recovery and bereavement. Some of the biggest names in architecture such as Zaha Hadid, Frank Gehry and Richard Rogers donated their time to create these amazing centres.
Have a look at the Maggie's website for more information and to see the beautiful buildings or watch the video below.
The Open Architecture Challenge is a competition organised by Architecture for Humanity. The winner of the Founders' Award went to Paicho Huts. A transformation of an IDP (internally displaced people’s) camp in Gulu, Uganda will now be used as a community hub for local people.
We got this article from the dezeen website, please click here.
You can also read more on the Architecture for Humanity website.
To enliven the area, the Shainghai Street Refuse collection point, street sleeper's shelter and public toilet got a makeover. Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation collaborated with 70 primary and secondary school students to come up with an amazing design.
The theme is based on traditional Chinese opera and the motifs that decorate its stage costumes. The new look brings Yau Tsim Mong District's artistic living space to the fore, while adding unique aesthetic value to its public facilities.
Go and have a look yourself, it is on the corner of Shanghai Street and Waterloo Road in Kowloon. More details you can find here.
Evelina Children's Hospital is a wonderful place in London. What's more, Hopkins Architects managed to construct it at the same cost per square foot as any of the other mediocre to down-right awful healthcare institutions.
It makes you wonder, especially if you know that the architects had no previous experience in designing a hospital.
Have a further read here www.hughpearman.com/articles5/evelina.html. It is a very interesting commentary. Or watch the interview with RIBA below.
There are more of these wonderful buildings out there. I used to work at the Central Manchester and Manchester Chrildren's University Hospitals (UK). Their new hospital is equally amazing and they run a very good Arts & Health programme by Lime Art.
If you know of any other great hospitals, please tell us. You can leave your thoughts in the comment section or mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
STAG or the ladies of Parallel Lab are organising another event this Sunday 11 March in Tai Hang. This time it is an Afternoon Tea session. Their last film evening in Tin Hau - see six posts down on this website- was great so I am expecting the same thing this time.
For more informaiton, go to their website www.staghk.org.
The ladies from Parallel Lab were one of the speakers at PechaKucha last Tuesday. They have a fascination with space, the lack of it and the use of it. In Hong Kong this has led them down the backstreets and that's where they are now doing an event, this Sunday at 6.00pm.
If you want to know more, have a look on www.staghk.org or www.parallellab.com.
Tell me and I will forget;
show me and I may remember;
involve me and I will understand.
Old Chinese Proverb