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 to respondents and also asked them to give an arguments about some images about hospital description. Respondents were drawn from within the academicians of the Universitas Indonesia, among others, professors from various scientific groups except Architecture Department, students, employees and the community around the campus itself. Some visual stimuli displayed should be selected sequentially from the parameters that are considered from the most comfortable perception towards an uncomfortable level. Visual samplings of hospital description are selected represents the lobby facility and waiting rooms, patient wards, corridors and doctor consulting room and general architectural exterior form.

This research eventually gave findings underline the characters spatially associated with positive and negative preferences in determining the most important elements are able to perceive a parameter of hospital facilities are comfortable and ideal. Among the spatial character such as the emergence of home atmosphere (homey atmosphere), familiar and fun, privacy is maintained. Spatial characteristics that provide a positive atmosphere, such as an optimum area of space, daylight interface, modern, the relationship between the opening system associated with something that is natural element, or something that makes it convenient. Until the audio level of comfort, avoid noise and other interference.