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Anshen + Allen Uses ArchiCAD to Transform Shipping Containers Into Clinics for the Developing World
Date:2/22/2010

"Space, heat, hygiene and security were our main design challenges," said Mali Ouzts, lead designer for Anshen + Allen. "GRAPHISOFT's ArchiCAD helped us visualize alternatives, explore them virtually, collaborate with the client, make sound design decisions, and complete a prototype in a matter of a few weeks. The project took just one-third of the time that it would have if we had used two-dimensional software. The final design is an ultra-efficient use of space and resources."

Spearheading the project and consulting on the final design was Elizabeth Sheehan, C2C executive director, who has devoted her career to medical care for women and children in the developing world. She has worked as a physician's assistant in clinics and hospitals in Cambodia, India, Tibet, Nepal and several countries in Africa.

The final clinic design includes examination beds, ample ventilation, insulation to retain cool air, and a false wall with an automatically locking door, enabling the clinic to revert to a locked-down container during off hours. Anshen + Allen relied heavily on ArchiCAD material, profile, window and rendering tools.


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