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Transformation of an existing hospital building to a hospice

Karel Dekker

Karel Dekker KD/Consultants BV, Voorburg, The Netherlands. Karel Dekker is an architect and researcher in the Netherlands. He has managed his own architecture and consultancy office since 1973. His career has focused on sustainability and the Open Building approach, emphasizing building process innovation and decision-making tools for architects and building owners, taking into account flexibility strategies and return on investment. He has served on the Board of the Stichting Architecten Research (Foundation for Architects Research), the Foundation of Open Building, as a senior researcher in TNO Building and Construction, and as Senior Researcher in the Center for People and Buildings. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Healthcare Architecture as Infrastructure : Open Building in Practice

Routledge, 2019

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... Transformation of an existing hospital building to a hospice Open Building as strategy for process and product Karel Dekker Introduction This case study describes a five-year search for and construction of a new facility for a hospice...