• Vol 6, No 3 (2015)
  • Architecture

Visibility Analysis of Hospital Inpatient Ward

Mikhael Johanes, Paramita Atmodiwirjo

Published at : 29 Jul 2015
IJtech : IJtech Vol 6, No 3 (2015)
DOI : https://doi.org/10.14716/ijtech.v6i3.1458

Cite this article as:

Johanes, M., Atmodiwirjo, P., 2015. Visibility Analysis of Hospital Inpatient Ward. International Journal of Technology. Volume 6(3), pp. 400-409

Mikhael Johanes Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Indonesia, Kampus Baru UI Depok, Depok 16424, Indonesia
Paramita Atmodiwirjo Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Indonesia, Kampus Baru UI Depok, Depok 16424, Indonesia
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The objective of this study is to evaluate the performance of hospital inpatient ward spatial configuration in relation to visibility. Visibility is an important aspect in a hospital inpatient ward, and could support healthcare performance. Visibility is required in an inpatient ward for the purposes of control, surveillance, interaction and communication among patients and nurses, and it could be affected by the spatial configuration of the ward. Based on isovist as a way to visualize the visual experience in surrounding environments, we developed an analytical tool to evaluate the visibility of an inpatient ward in a planned university teaching hospital. The findings illustrate the visibility as experienced by the users in the everyday operation of the hospital ward. Some recommendations for improvement were suggested to the existing spatial configuration for better visibility.

Inpatient ward, Isovist, Spatial configuration, Visibility


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