Monday, June 06, 2005

Pass the shades...

The Guardian has give a very enthusiastic reception to architect Will Alsop's bright design of the new Institute of Cell and Molecular Sciences at Queen Mary's. There is an ongoing debate about the value we should put on making people 'feel better' in hospitals, beyond what drugs and medical intervention can do. Design is one aspect of this. Of course, it's not only patients that should feel better -- staff need a boost too. The photos of the building remind me of lollipop-loving garden-designer Diarmuid Gavin let loose on an interior, but no one could argue that it doesn't look cheerful.

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