As I sit outside of Grady Hospital, I notice many things. The architecture of Grady Hospital is exactly what i expected of a hospital. That is why I focused more on the atmosphere of Grady rather than the architecture. The atmosphere had a weird feel to it like any other hospital .
The outside of the hospital was very quiet, maybe I was just sitting in the wrong part, I was sitting outside of Outpatient Services. The many different people who walked in were not as emotional as I had imagined.
But when I went in ….
When you first walk in you see the outpatient registration desk I went around 6 p.m when there was no one at the desk at the time, to my right I saw elevators to go to many different floors. There was a quiet and calm aura when I walked in. The place was so clean and dustless. The colors on the wall were so bland.
I sat in the room for hours and only saw a total of 23 people pass me by .
Rashid, M. (1997). Precedings: Volume 1. Complex Building
Mahbub Rashid, a professor at Georgia Institute of Technology at the time of the writing, now a professor at University of Kansas, wrote a volume on Complex Buildings including The Peachtree Center which describes the architectural thinking and capability of creating The Peachtree Center. He goes to review the spatial configuration and the use of space syntax techniques and its effect of the distribution of how densities of pedestrians move throughout the Peachtree Center. The purpose of this text is to provide an explanation as to why the center is a magnet for tourists visiting Atlanta because of architectural design. The intended target audience would be architects looking to learn why Peachtree Center gets so many visitors and also professors or students studying architecture. The author of this article showed evidence by interviews and direct pictures of the design of the peachtree center. The main point was to let intended readers know how the architecture of the Peachtree Center.
As I sat outside of Grady, I sat at the outpatient entrance. everyone who walked in didn’t have ecstatic emotions on their faces, it was more of a monotoned feeling. The Caucasian lady with the purple shirt walked past me seemed as if she had no emotion going into the hospital.
As I sat there not a lot of people walked past in total there welre 56 people who passed me. A lot of them were families. Mostly older people I didn’t see a lot of younger people walking in. There were mostly older people walking in around the ages of 30-60.
Most of the things I saw were families entering and no more than that but overall many people didn’t show emotion going in which was weird I heard no laughs or giggles. It doesn’t surprise me since it’s a hospital.
When it comes to the architecture of the Grady Hospital, I feel as if it has nothing to do with the emotion of the people coming into the hospital . The atmosphere overall is everything!