'Jeevanadhi', the living stream: a hospice in India
Bhaskar, Ajay Samuel Goutham
Savannah, Georgia: Savannah College of Art and Design
Thesis (M.Arch.) -- Department of Architecture
Savannah College of Art and Design -- Department of Architecture
Bibliography: page 98
"India, being a rapidly developing country, has the ability to match the healthcare facilities of any other developed country. In spite of its ability, the user satisfaction in these facilities for terminal patients is usually under par compared to other countries. Looking for reasons for this outcome, one can only point to the lack of focus on the user in these facilities. Because of the westernization of Indian architecture, many of us don’t realize that it had been successful in impersonating the aesthetics of the western world through the materials and form, but it lacks the soul and context of buildings. Perhaps we have been impersonating the measurable contents of the buildings and have lost the immeasurable contents. The main focus of this thesis is to rethink the approach of building hospital environments that lack soul."
Keywords: hospice, death, healing, emotions, terminal illness, dying
CHAIR: Huang, Hsu-Jen
PDF : 98 pages, illustrations (some color), color maps, plans
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