The Edward A. Doisy Research Center was designed and constructed primarily to protect the valuable research and experiments being conducted there while connecting the medical and central campuses of Saint Louis University, but creating such a center has more similarities to a building that houses patients than one might expect.

http://www.healthcaredesignmagazine.com/EdwardADoisy

Art in transformations


Watch a video clip of Transformations, a “diodic art” installation at Frisbie Hospital in Rochester, New Hampshire. cp-kik art studio created the diodic piece using fused glass and programmed LED technology. As the colors of light and glass slowly morph, visitors are likely to perceive a reduced waiting time, according to cp-kik's art-brain research based on three brain properties: priming, mirror neurons, and neural plasticity.

http://www.healthcaredesignmagazine.com/Transformations

Healthcare Design 2009 February;9(2):4