Control and Confinement An Archaeological Review of Modern Mental Health Buildings

Control and Confinement An Archaeological Review of Modern Mental Health Buildings Extra curriculum Control and Confinement: An Archaeological Review of Modern Mental Health Buildings Androulla Johnstone Chief Executive, HASCAS too smelly too communal. ver the past five years archaeologists with an interest in standing buildings have been But the test of a good or bad design has to be more assessing the now abandoned and derelict Victorian than this. In our bid to be rid of the Victorian asylum asylum stock prior to its demolition or redevelopment. building stock these aesthetic issues have been Careful spatial and functional analyses and mapping considered as paramount. In the building of our new have been carried out as part of a formal survey of hospitals we have naively thought that bigger, cleaner, these often listed buildings. An interesting and brighter and newer, with a few side rooms and en- disturbing series of data is being presented as the old suites, is the answer. However, for a building to be building stock is being evaluated against that of the truly fit for purpose and good to use it has to be more new. In our rush to distance ourselves from the than an absence of what we routinely feel to be bad. It connotations http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Mental Health Review Journal Emerald Publishing

Control and Confinement An Archaeological Review of Modern Mental Health Buildings

Mental Health Review Journal, Volume 9 (4): 3 – Dec 1, 2004

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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1361-9322
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10.1108/13619322200400040
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Extra curriculum Control and Confinement: An Archaeological Review of Modern Mental Health Buildings Androulla Johnstone Chief Executive, HASCAS too smelly too communal. ver the past five years archaeologists with an interest in standing buildings have been But the test of a good or bad design has to be more assessing the now abandoned and derelict Victorian than this. In our bid to be rid of the Victorian asylum asylum stock prior to its demolition or redevelopment. building stock these aesthetic issues have been Careful spatial and functional analyses and mapping considered as paramount. In the building of our new have been carried out as part of a formal survey of hospitals we have naively thought that bigger, cleaner, these often listed buildings. An interesting and brighter and newer, with a few side rooms and en- disturbing series of data is being presented as the old suites, is the answer. However, for a building to be building stock is being evaluated against that of the truly fit for purpose and good to use it has to be more new. In our rush to distance ourselves from the than an absence of what we routinely feel to be bad. It connotations

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Mental Health Review JournalEmerald Publishing

Published: Dec 1, 2004

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