Healing Applications in Hospital Interiors: Ceramic Art





Healing, healing space, ceramic artwork, art and healing, healing and interior


Healthcare facilities include complex partnerships that accommodate different types of users to meet the needs of the healthcare sector and require the collaboration of many disciplines to meet these needs. Hospitals, which contain the outputs of different fields of expertise from city scale to industrial product scale, are fed by the fields of engineering, architecture, and interior architecture in terms of space. Interior design, on the other hand, is divided into theoretical and practical specializations related to building types. The fact that health buildings have significant differences from other buildings due to their function and the obligations that would be met is of great importance in terms of the benefit to be provided to the public by the studies to be carried out in the field. Hospital buildings and spaces are constructed and designed according to the standards determined by the shade's laws, regulations, or guidelines where they are to be built. In this context, the study aims to provide a public contribution with art outputs that would positively affect the recovery of the user for the spaces that are generally open to the use of users in hospital interiors by researching the standards in the framework of international standards. However, since traditional and modern art contents have different spatial needs; ceramic art outputs, which are included in traditional art, focus on the specific evaluation of the research with its visual and tactile character. Using qualitative research methods; hospital construction guidelines and literature research were carried out by data collection and inductive methods. The research aims to make theoretical and practical contributions to the healing space with ceramic artworks/objects in the field of architecture and design.


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Author Biographies

Elif Özgen, Bolu Abant İzzet Baysal University

Elif Özgen completed her undergraduate education at Hacettepe University GSF Department of Interior Architecture and Environmental Design in 2011, master's degree in 2014 and proficiency in art in 2022. Between 2010-2015, she worked as an interior architect in various companies in the private sector. She worked as a Research Assistant at Hacettepe University between 2015-2022 and at İnönü University between 2022-2023. As of 2023, she continues to work as an Assist.   Prof.   Dr. at Bolu Abant Izzet Baysal University Faculty of Architecture. Her research interests include healing spaces, art and healing, interior design of healthcare facilities etc.

Pınar Biçici Çetinkaya, Inonu University

Assist.   Prof.   Dr. Pınar Biçici Çetinkaya completed her undergraduate education at Dumlupınar University Faculty of Engineering in 2005 and completed her master's degree in 2010. In 2006, she was appointed as a lecturer at Inonu University Faculty of Fine Arts and Design. She is currently working as a Assistant Professor Dr. in the Ceramics Department at the same university.


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How to Cite

Özgen, E., & Biçici Çetinkaya, P. (2023). Healing Applications in Hospital Interiors: Ceramic Art. ICONARP International Journal of Architecture and Planning, 11(2), 924–940. https://doi.org/10.15320/ICONARP.2023.270