New York healthcare gets a facelift courtesy of Alda Ly Architecture
By Pei-Ru Keh
January 31, 2019
Photo Courtesy Wallpaper Magazine
The fatal combination for grey drab walls and stale air are inherently prescribed to any typical hospital room. With a biophilic design bridging the gap between wellness and medicine, the architectural reimagination of Parsley Health, a Manhattan based healthcare provider, is trying to alleviate that seemingly-terminal diagnosis.
In collaboration with College of Environmental Design alumna Alda Ly (B.Arch ‘02), founder of Alda Ly Architecture (ALA), Parsley Health has innovatively improved patient wellbeing simply through the atmosphere of their office. Features such as extended windows and plentiful greenery as well as engineered thermal airflow and dynamic and diffuse lighting that mimics circadian rhythms have been incorporated to harness the healthy habitat.
The waiting lounge is comprised of a sleek yet environmentally-conservative reception desk crafted from Caesarstone quartz and white oak and a daylight-infused lounge with a cozy, open kitchen and built-in shelving for Parsley-produced medicinal supplements.
The ambiance of the consultation rooms depict a specially-engineered, holistic attempt to enhance patient health. A forest-path-esque hallway leads to private rooms with custom-designed examination tables, mobile tables, and snug banquettes. Colourful woodblock prints also replace the assumed, monotonous line of diplomas.
Similarly designed flagships are already in development for cities like Los Angeles and San Francisco as Parsley Health extends its services. Read the article in full here.