Hospital and Healthcare Design and Engineering Research Cluster focuses on the development of knowledge on healthcare environment and the implementation of knowledge to support evidence-based design practice. The research cluster conducts a number of studies that could support the evidence-based design of hospitals and other healthcare facilities, through multidisciplinary and contextual approach. The research cluster also intends to fill in the gap of knowledge in healthcare design practice, by providing research-based guidelines and recommendations that could assist the design of healthcare facilities.

The works of the research cluster span from exploratory research to understand various phenomena relevant to healthcare spatial design; empirical research to provide evidence that could support design process; evaluation studies to assess the performance of healthcare environment design; to the development of prototypes and models of architecture and interior elements that could be implemented for healthcare facilities. The research areas of the cluster reflect the multidisciplinary expertise of its members, including architecture, interior, environment-behavior studies, medical studies, engineering, and computational design. The research cluster works closely with the Universitas Indonesia Teaching Hospital Project, to strengthen the relationship between research and design practice.

User Preferences for Architecture and Interior Hospital

Hospital as one of the well being facility serves facility of ideal healing when we requires inpatient facility. This research based on quantitative approach intended to find out how respondents provide opinion and arguments about an ideal hospital, both physical and non-physical. This research method used visual preference studies with a series of visual stimuli […]

Development of Multi-slice Representation Technique to Depict the Spatial Qualities of Hospital Corridor

The spatial quality of an environment could affect the well-being of its occupants. This is important in the discourse of healthcare quality within healthcare facilities because spatial quality would improve not only the overall quality of healthcare facilities but also the patients healing process. Conducted in two years span, this research attempted to utilise spatial […]

Development of Movement Simulation and Analysis Tools to Assess the Flow Performance of Hospital Circulation Space

The role of movement inside hospital building in hospital performance is very substantial in affecting the flow inside the hospital, including the flow which is related to life threatening condition of the patient. The analysis of movement inside hospital involves the complexities of spatial layout and system, different roles of actors and variety of purposes. […]

Development of Visibility Analysis Tools for Healthcare Design Facilities

Visibility is a spatial property that holds an important role in constructing human spatial perception of its environment. Due to the complexities on healthcare facilities, the visibility of spatial settings could affect the performance of the facilities. The visibility of healthcare facilities strongly relates to its spatial configuration which could be analyzed to provide feedback […]

Exploring the Spatial Quality of Hospital Corridor through Multi-Slicing Representation

The spatial quality of healthcare facilities is an important consideration in providing better healthcare services. This study attempts to investigate the spatial quality of hospital corridor, by tracing the sequential experiences along the corridor spaces. The comprehensive understanding of hospital corridor requires more detailed inquiry and representation technique. Learning from MRI multi-slice method, we develop […]

The Role of Spatial Design in Controlling Airborne Infection in Primary Healthcare Facilities

Primary healthcare facilities, such as community health centers and family clinics, play an important role as the forefront of national healthcare services, primary healthcare facilities cater for a large number of patients and non-patients. The large number of users means the high degree of interaction, which may trigger the spread of diseases. Certain patients may […]