GERMAN ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW. ARCHITECTURAL PSYCHOLOGY
In a review article, journalist Eva Kafke gives an impressive insight of how the integration of architectural psychology into the design leads to high-quality hospital buildings that can also be scientifically evaluated.To evaluate in this context means to have a measurable impact on the health and well-being of the users. Kafke notes, “So far, this has been little investigated or even evaluated. Psychologist Tanja Vollmer and architect Gemma Koppen are working together to change that.”
Vollmer, T.C.; Koppen, G.(2021). The Parent–Child Patient Unit (PCPU): Evidence-Based Patient Room Design and Parental Distress in Pediatric Cancer Centers. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 9993. https://doi.org/10.3390/ ijerph18199993
Vollmer, T. C. (2017). Architectural psychology in design education. In C. Nickl-Weller (Ed.), Healing architecture. Forschung und Lehre – Research and Teaching (pp. 210-219). Berlin: BRAUN.