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Brandon Johnson

Brandon Johnson

San Antonio, TX, US

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Social Organization of Tranquil Healing Environments: An M.Arch Thesis Project

In the wake of mental fragility from PTSD, the Social Organization of Tranquil Healing Environments (SOoTHE) implements warm, welcoming healing guided by research and contextualism.  Case study & literature review yield an overarching theme of nature and positive distraction that drives all functional and formal development. Located in Santa Monica, California, the facility will encourage a sense of place and belonging through social interaction, biophilia/nature concepts, and control in environment.  SOoTHE leads by example in the architectural discourse to address increasing population, decreasing resources & placelessness. Research implications of biophillia and strategic operations within a surrounding, medical network drive the sitting of SOoTHE. The Nautilus shell spiral serves as a form and planning driver in a site specific, stair stepping execution conforming to climate & topography. SOoTHE fosters positive, healing environments in human-centered care under the tenets of judicious best design, programming and planning practice.

 

 
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Status: School Project
Location: Santa Monica, CA, US

 
Facility Approach
Facility Approach
Forming of the Parti
Forming of the Parti
Massing Concept
Massing Concept
Refinement
Refinement
Context View From Garage
Context View From Garage
Wayfinding Nature Mural Of Entry
Wayfinding Nature Mural Of Entry
Public Lobby
Public Lobby
Shared Staff Work Area
Shared Staff Work Area
Courtyard
Courtyard
Patient Therapy & Treatment
Patient Therapy & Treatment
Patient Living
Patient Living
Context
Context

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