Functional textiles in hospital interiors: An exploratory study of the technical and aesthetic design qualities of interior textiles in hospital design

Jeppe Mogensen

    Research output: Book/ReportPh.D. thesis

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    Abstract

    This PhD thesis explores the possibilities and design qualities of using functional textiles in the interior of hospital environments, and is the result of a three years collaboration between Aalborg University, Department of Civil Engineering, and VIA University College, VIA Design.

    The project is overall related to the construction of new Danish hospitals, where the design concept healing architecture is introduced in a national context, representing the vision of a promoted healing process of hospitalised patients, supported by design related influence. Past research studies provides evidence that the physical environments affect the patients’ level of stress and influence their process of recovery and healing. However, although research in this field of hospital design has increased substantially in recent years, knowledge on the use of new materials and textiles in hospital interiors is still rather limited.
    Concerned with the design potentials of using textiles in hospital interiors, the purpose of the PhD project has been to explore the possibilities and design qualities of using these materials in hospital design. Relating to both technical and aesthetic aspects of using functional textiles in hospitals, the project proposes an integrated model that accentuates these design qualities and progress the development within the field of hospital interior design.
    Original languageEnglish
    PublisherAalborg Universitetsforlag
    Number of pages235
    ISBN (Electronic)978-87-7112-369-2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2015
    SeriesPh.d.-serien for Det Teknisk-Naturvidenskabelige Fakultet, Aalborg Universitet
    ISSN2246-1248

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      Jeppe Mogensen

      22/01/2016

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