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dc.contributor.advisorJ. Meejin Yoon.en_US
dc.contributor.authorMorshead, Timothy M. (Timothy Michael), 1975-en_US
dc.contributor.otherMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture.en_US
dc.coverage.spatialn-us-caen_US
dc.date.accessioned2006-03-24T18:17:34Z
dc.date.available2006-03-24T18:17:34Z
dc.date.copyright2004en_US
dc.date.issued2004en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/30079
dc.descriptionThesis (M. Arch.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Architecture, 2004.en_US
dc.descriptionPages 122 and 123 blank.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (p. 115-118).en_US
dc.description.abstractA design inquiry was undertaken into the alienating spatial qualities of healthcare facilities. The spatial tissue of the modern hospital and clinic was found to correspond tightly with Michel Foucault's definition of an institutional "disciplinary environment." As market-driven healthcare systems compete for patients, institutional power structures are being reversed. Patients have acquired the power of consumers. A new healthcare center must be an inherently open, non-disciplinary environment. On average, half of the time spent within a healthcare building is spent waiting. Yet the activity of waiting is thinly defined and unsatisfactorily inscribed by isolated waiting rooms. This thesis proposes that the realm of waiting be delimited, reconceptualized, and reconfigured in relation to building circulation and medical care spaces in order to catalyze a loosening of the traditionally closed clinical environment and its integration into the physical fabric and social life of the city. Strategies and tactics are described to reconsider the waiting experience and other overconstrained components of healthcare architecture. These tactics are deployed and tested in the design of a primary healthcare center in a small beach-side city.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Timothy M. Morshead.en_US
dc.format.extent123 p.en_US
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dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherMassachusetts Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.rightsM.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582
dc.subjectArchitecture.en_US
dc.titleCity of waiting : a primary healthcare center for Laguna Beach, Californiaen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeM.Arch.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Architecture
dc.identifier.oclc55646707en_US


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