Design of Silence: Bamyan Medical Facility, Afghanistan
Type
magazine article
Year
2019

Medical institutes, research laboratories, and hospitals are structures that are unlikely to cross one’s mind as a space to visit for recreation or even as a curiosity. However, there are some significant medical facilities that overpower the landscape with their poignant architecture. The embalming nature of the edifice humanizes the pain, suffering, and the alleviation that resonates within the walls of such structures.

This project is located in the Bamyan Valley in the Hazarajat region of Central Afghanistan. A rugged mountain terrain, that dictates the lives of its inhabitants in severity and stringent access to many life amenities. A landscape where the eye is used to the high mountains and rolling rocky grounds, but the heights reconcile with the energy and spirit of the landscape.


Source: From the article
Citation
Aslam, Maria. “Design of Silence" in Architecture Design Art (Issue 50, Volume XII), Maria Aslam, editor. Karachi: Architecture Design Art, 2019, pp. 56-64.
Associated Sites
Authorities
Copyright
Architecture Design Art
Country
Afghanistan
Language
English
Dimensions
9 pages
Building Usages
hospital
health care
Materials
rammed earth