Architecture that’s Built to Heal by Michael Murphy – MASS Design Group

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Michael Murphy, co-founder of MASS Design Group, looks at how architecture can be used as a means to heal both physical and psychological illnesses. He explains the thought process MASS went through when designing and building Butaro Hospital to help sick patients heal better in Rwanda, the Gheskio Treatment Centre to prevent and treat cholera in Haiti, Maternity Waiting Village to reduce and prevent early infant mortality rates in Malawi, Ilima Conservation School to help protect endangered wildlife in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Centre for Deaf and Culture to improve the way we communicate in Washington D.C. The talk ends in an exploration of the Memorial to Peace and Injustice in Montgomery to tackle racial discrimination in the USA, a topic that has seen over 100 years of silence.

Ian Mutuli is the Founder and Managing Editor of Archute. He occasionally writes about startups and tech for The Press Farm. He is also a graduate architect from The University of Nairobi, Kenya.

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