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Brandon Johnson

Brandon Johnson

San Antonio, TX, US

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Amani Medical Center: Bed Tower

Depleted healthcare from inadequate resources and medical education in Ghana fuels the Amani Foundation’s endeavor for a medical center, reinvesting in medical care reducing childbirth mortality. The Texas A&M Architecture and Landscape/Urban Planning studios blend expertise in a comprehensive proposal solving this problem. Synthesizing Landscape/Urban Planning site tours and climate/topographic studies with our cultural research, Evidence-Based methods and medical planning expertise developed a plan for medical schools, village housing and dormitories. In addition to the main package, individual concept designs were done presenting alternatives aiding in client decision. My patient bedtower scheme presented a more organic motif speaking to the native biologies and forms of Ghana. Climate studies and biomimicry cues from the Native Danaid Eggfly yielded a formal play of cantilevered; twisting massing with exterior double ‘cocoon’ skin form zoned mechanical and natural ventilation. Coupled with Evidence-Based Design principles of decentralized nursing, dedicated family spaces with views of nature, a sustainable, restorative environment improving operations and care is realized.

 
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Status: School Project
Location: Kpong, GH

 
Parti 1
Parti 1
Parti 2
Parti 2
Skin Wall Section
Skin Wall Section
Bldg Axon Section
Bldg Axon Section
Overall Plan
Overall Plan
Nurse Station
Nurse Station
EBD Plan
EBD Plan
Patient Room
Patient Room

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