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Evolution of public healthcare facilities designs to health trend in Malaysia : a retrospect of nation building from pre colonial to today

Mohd Nawawi, Norwina (2012) Evolution of public healthcare facilities designs to health trend in Malaysia : a retrospect of nation building from pre colonial to today. In: Pre-Congress Seminar of the 8th World Congress and Exhibition on Design and Health, 27th June-1st July 2012, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Malaysia has its own inbuilt history of evolution of healthcare facilities designs from the traditional to contemporary mega structures we witness today. Each designs has its own story foretold the epidemiology phenomena, capacity and inspiration of a developing nation. From simplistic idea of housing aspects of health in single isolated buildings to complex structures that needs reviewing towards a sustainable future. The pictorial presentations briefly explore Malaysian public healthcare facilities from its humble beginnings in nation building from pre-colonial to what it is today. The objective is to provide ideas on the basis of why and how these designs were pragmatically evolved through time, to professionals, allied disciplines and users. Both qualitative and quantitative methodologies were adopted for this continuing research. Primary and secondary data, through literature review, observations, random interviews, post occupancy evaluations and hands-on experiences, were utilised. The significance of this presentation includes a sense of importance to the role of individual players in the healthcare services, construction and industry, the trust that our Creator, and humanity had conferred on us, towards contributing and sustaining a healthy and hence a ‘wealthy” nation.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Additional Information: The presentation is updated from earlier presentation at GUPHA 2007 Japan and IKU 2009 on RECENT DEVELOPMENT OF HEALTHCARE ARCHITECTURE IN MALAYSIA
Uncontrolled Keywords: Healthcare facilities, health trend, designs
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA190 History
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA4100 Special classes of buildings
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Architecture
Depositing User: Ar Dr Norwina Mohd Nawawi
Date Deposited: 29 Dec 2012 21:21
Last Modified: 07 Apr 2015 23:45
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/24475

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