No. 30. Firm: Steve E. Blatz, Architect; Antonio Pio Saracino. Site: Rome, Italy. Idea: A space shared by a pediatric-dental practice and children’s speech therapist is united by a system of ribbons. In the waiting area, thin layers of dry wall, which were moistened on-site, are molded over a wavy substructure to form inviting benches, shelving, stairs, and even the ceiling.
No. 42. Firm: Elliott + Associates Architects. Site: Oklahoma City, OK. Idea: At NewView Oklahoma Low Vision Clinic, patients walking along a corridor can read a Juro Osawa short story flocked on Braille Project wallpaper by Ilias Fotopoulos. Courtesy Of Elliott + Associates Architects.
No. 58. Firm: TRO Jung/Brannen. Site: Al Jahra, Kuwait. Idea: At the Al-Jahra Hospital in Kuwait, oversize windows, overlooking a farm, and interior vertical gardens will draw on the restorative effects of the natural world. Photo by TRO Jung/Brannen.
No. 67. Firm: Cottrell & Vermeulen Architecture; Studio Myerscough. Site: London, UK. Idea: A modern-day Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, these pediatric areas at the Royal London Hospital supersize everyday objects, for example a 10-foot tall chair in MDF and aluminum. Photo by Tom Cronin.
No. 72. Firm: D/Dock Design Development. Site: Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Idea: A 430-square-foot prototype treatment room for psychiatric-care institution Arkin looks to the uterus for inspiration. A cocoonlike curved space for isolation treatment can be closed off, while banquettes for active therapy and a relaxation area with a massage chair are both open. Photo by Nico Vermeer.