Telemedicine Center| SPRING 2008 | 2007 AMD OPEN ARCHITECTURE CHALLENGE
Design Team: Sergio López-Piñeiro / Saki Yoshimura/ Kin Chun Ma
In approaching this project, we perceived a number of existing voids in this fraction of the Nepalese society due to the temporal or permanent displacement of their people for different reasons: Chhapaudi; labor migration to India; constant death due to HIV; day-long work in the fields. These social voids produced by economic and cultural reasons have pushed us to consider our design in a similarly real yet hopefully more encouraging manner. Our design proposes a system of spatial voids defined by stone walls and wooden columns. At the same time, however, the design does not preclude the users from appropriating these voids as they need or desire. The proposed blank voids do not attempt to replicate the social voids in a metaphorical manner. Rather, our design attempts to resonate with the mind set and courage of Nyaya Health members when dealing with the opportunities that their daily lives offers them.