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 stories as a tool to uncover how patients experience particular spatial setting in hospital when they were having healthcare services. Spatial stories, through its narration, enables us to reveal the relation between spatial elements and spatial experience which involves spatial system, spatial embodiment, and sensory experience of the patients.

This research particularly aims to develop computational tool for spatial continuity representation and analysis which specifically use to examine interior and architectural elements within corridor spaces in hospital. The development of this computational tool was based on multi-slice approach and the developed spatial quality inventory of hospital corridors which had been done in previous related-research. This research is projected to produce a computational tool that could be implemented in assessing spatial continuity of hospital corridors,