Architectural Considerations in Planning a Day Treatment Center



The fundamental task of architecture is to place itself between people and the natural environment in which they find themselves, in such a way as to modify the effects of environmental factors that act directly on the human body. Because of the continuous fluctuation of all environmental factors across time, the building shell must be visualized not as a simple barrier but rather as a selective, permeable membrane with the capability to admit, reject, or filter any of these factors. The roof must shed rain, withstand heavy snow loads, provide shade. The walls must resist wind, rain, cold, heat, and still admit light and air.


Conference Room Spatial Quality Disturbed Child Architectural Program Play Equipment 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.DenverUSA

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