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is tiny within the context of the 267,00
square foot building. It replaces the
standard hospital chapel, but the design
layers space, materiality, furniture,
lighting, art and acoustics to engage
all the senses. "We wanted to create
an oasis for patients, staff, nurses,
doctors and families amidst the chaos
and upheaval of devastating disease,"
said Duda. "It's about carving out a
sense of peace amidst what can seem
like a sea of strangers. The design of
all elements in the space-lighting,
furniture, art and acoustics-works
with the quality and texture of interior
materials to create a room that feels
limitless and accommodates the
full spectrum of emotion."

phOtOs :rOBert BensOn phOtOgraphy

"Unlike the clinical space, where patients
feel as though they're in the medical
teams' spaces, the Quiet Room is a place
that patients and family members can
feel is theirs. It is an inviting place
for them to come and use as they find
helpful: for relaxation, meditation,
journaling, and classes," said Cheyenne
Corbett, PhD, LMFT, director of the
Duke Cancer Patient Support Program.
"Patients are often facing situations
where they feel as though their control
is diminishing, and in this place, we're
hoping to help empower them to regain
some of that control."

private living spaces, such as bedrooms
and baths, functionally separating
the messy process of kitchen life from
quieter, cleaner activities. The breezeway provided a cooler covered living
area and a moment for occupants to
change 'gears' between functions. Today,
its central core is a sustainable model
for ventilation and cooling. With our
increased affection for open plan living
spaces, hallways and points of transition
become essential elements to separate
private, quiet zones from hubs of activity.
Just past the reception desk and
bustling lobby of Duke University
Medical Center's new Cancer Center,
in a space behind the main elevator
bank and across a hallway from the wig
shop, in the most inglorious of 'inbetween' spots, is a small space that has
to do profound things. Without access
to natural light or the benefit of a prime
location, Duke's Quiet Room, designed
by Durham, North Carolina architects
Turan Duda and Jeffrey Paine of Duda/
Paine Architects, presents an ideal for
the value and meaning of design for
'in between' spaces. The 30' by 30' room

The Quiet Room
is a place that
patients and
family members
can feel is theirs...
for relaxation,
meditation,
journaling, and
classes.

The space's overall configuration creates
three rooms within one. Labyrinthlike rings of paths, walls, seating and
canopies encircle a glass fountain to
form intimate, meandering spaces
within spaces. Architectural strategies
such as screening and translucence,
apertures and lighting, audio and
acoustics, layering and multiplication
magnify a sense of spaciousness and
engage occupants' senses. What results
is individually personalized-each
visitor experiences the sensual, visual
and textural aspects of the space
differently and in this way the space can
accommodate a spectrum of physical,
spiritual and emotional needs.

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