Innovations in Transportable Healthcare Architecture is the first book to examine the ways that mobile and transportable healthcare architecture can provide better assistance in disaster-stricken communities.

A transportable structure is built off-site, pre-manufactured, modular, and must be light-weight, pliable, modular, portable and adaptable to change. It should remain operational in diverse conditions and climates.

Precedeed by a short history of the transportable healthcare architecture in modern times, the book is divided into 3 parts: background, design and case studies. Under “design and case studies” the Author discuss the pop-up clinics, planning and design considerations for transportable healthcare. Under “case studies” are showcased 18 projects, splitted in five sub-categories: modular and containerized systems, panelized and tent-based systems, vehicular and guided systems, prefab hospitals and clinics, RTC prognostications.

Each project is analyzed in depth and richly illustrated with photos, drawings, plans and isometric views. 

The apparatuses, the bibliography and the appendices make this book an invaluable resource which cannot be ignored by anyone who wants to approach the study or the design of a Transportable Healthcare Architecture.

Innovations in Transportable Healthcare Architecture
by Stephen Verderber

Routledge 2016
(22,5 × 28,3 cm.) 366 pages
$ 90,00 hardcover
ISBN 978-1138847194