According to the UN's Office on Drugs and Crime, an estimated 15.5 million to 38.6 million problem drug users are spread across the world. The public attitude… more
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Hello Siako Abdullah
First of all I would like to congratulate you on all the effort you put into this project and the hard work showing in your presentation.
You have clearly illustrated every aspect of the design with all its architectural, structural and functional aspects. Your design puts a significant mark into the society as it targets a sensitive topic that spreads worldwide in addition to the techniques you found your project on to convince the main role of architecture which is designing with and for a suitable purpose.
The functional program you chose serves the projects goal as you linked social activities with treatment and therapy to create a pleasant and safe space. You managed to create a relation between human behavior with the society and the natural environment. Not only that, but your architecture convinces the idea of inclusivity that every human being deserves.
The fluidity in your architecture is well thought of and well designed. It is well illustrated in your plans as well in your elevations. I think adding water features in addition to green spaces gives the impression of indoor/ outdoor space where the user can find comfort and ease in their journey.
I would suggest that you focus more on having the same fluidity in your section as I thought it does not completely relate to what to projects' exterior presents. For example, not having layered cut slabs, maybe adding slopped slabs, more merged ramps within the slabs connecting different spaces together. Another example is to have the façade intersect within the project. Your project should not only act as a cover to the spaces, but it should be part of the interior ambiance you’re aiming to create.
Furthermore, It would be an added value to the project as a whole to see how the interior spaces are used and o show how you are treating each area of the project based on its function. Finally I would suggest to change the location of the administration, as I think the core space of your project should hold a function more related to the aim and purpose of the project.
In conclusion, I would like to congratulate you for becoming a new member in the Inspireli award's family and best of luck in all your upcoming work.
Dear Joyce Khalaf, thanks so much for you immpresive and adorable speches?
According to the UN's Office on Drugs and Crime, an estimated 15.5
million to 38.6 million problem drug users are spread across the world.
The public attitude towards drug addicts is twofold — who are addict
people? One part thinks they are criminals, and the other calls them
patients. Overcoming drug addiction is a complex process, after treatment
and improvement in symptoms addiction people need rehabilitation
services. These services often combine treatment (often required for
program admission), independent living and social skills training,
psychological support to clients and their families, housing, vocational
rehabilitation and employment, social support and network enhancement
and access to leisure activities.
Selection of this project was in order to learn and create something that
not fulfills the architecture aspect but a social aspect as well. Architecture
is known for its glam but this project will elaborate how architecture leads
so many humanitarian causes as well, because architecture is one thing
that we see and find everywhere.
The purpose of the rehabilitation institute would be to create a design
that will change the user's outlook on life as well as his experiences that
will restore them back to a higher quality of life. The design would be
sketched keeping in mind the needs and wants of the users, what is their
preference, what do they want to see more of, etc. Moreover the
materiality of the project would be made sure to be healing, comforting
and warm for the user just to make sure the environment around the user
An additional objective of this design would be that is environmentally
conscious i.e. the building practices sustainable practices as well as
construction. Furthermore, to make sure that the design is also a source
of awareness for the upcoming youth of our generation and to warn them
that indulging themselves in these harmful activities would only cause
Architecture is about creating a space and making it lively for a suitable
purpose. Architecture thus has a purpose. A building conveys various
impacts and effects to its habitat. Residential building creates a homely
environment for living but the same building may not create the same
environment for the treatment purpose. Each building has its meaning
and its particular function.
Man is a social animal. He was born in a society; he lives in a society and
eventually dies in a society. With the addiction the drug user may forget
the society but they need the support of the society after the treatment
because it is the place where they belong. It is hard for the society to
accept the social criminal with same respect as the saying goes "once a
thief always a thief'. Hence rehabilitation centers should also be able to
provide skills and trainings which will be fruitful for the society so that
they can accept them without any hesitations. Thus for creating an
overall sound and perfect rehabilitation center which is not just a
compromise of space but a creation of space which bring a radical
psychological change helping in the improvement of the physical health
as well as the mental state so that they could return to the society gaining
some knowledge and life withstanding skills, both for male and female, a
drug rehabilitation center is required.
In order for positive change to occur, it is important to provide a facility
where the emotional and psychological effects of architectural experience
are researched, understood, and implemented. The result of this
experience will improve the quality of life and restore a sense of
belonging in the patients and their families. The rehabilitation institute
for the drug users would be their safe zone where they feel like they're
home and feel understood, the institute would give them a sense of
acceptance through its open and inviting architecture even though it may
remain confined to the outsiders.
1. Safety and security Tanked person tend to perpetrate crime
without being aware of what he is doing so he is out of control,
elimination of these cases will effect clearly on the crime level.
2.Health benefit ; physical ,psychological and emotional benefit
For the person and surrounding people and community in general
3.Social and cultural benefit ; increasing awareness among
people Providing more healthier and aware community and
increasing of productivity.
4.productivity and economic benefit
A further cost of drug abuse that is often cited is the loss in
productivity that can occur when drug users are under the influence
of drugs or are experiencing the consequences of their drug use
(e.g., while in treatment, incarceration or hospital). Studies have put
the costs of lost productivity borne by employers at tens of billions