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Blending Wellness with Architectural Design

These days, wellness is a commonly-used word in design and other areas, but what does it truly mean? According to the National Wellness Institute, the concept is defined as "an active process through which people become aware of, and make choices toward, a more successful existence." It can be viewed from different perspectives, such as environmental, intellectual, spiritual and physical factors. Although these elements can be integrated separately into one’s life, they can also complement each other and work together. For example, exercise does not only provide physical benefits; it contributes to emotional wellness as well.

Viveda Wellness Retreat / a for architecture

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Shigeru Ban Architects Designs Wellness Retreat in Japan

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Shigeru Ban Architects designed a wellness retreat on Japan’s Awaji Island. The project features a bridge-like wooden structure suspended above the lush landscape, providing visitors with a zen experience. The Vierendeel timber girder allows for a 21-metre span and a significant cantilever on one end of the 90-metre long structure. The Zenbo Seinei retreat, which will focus on meditation and healthy food, is currently under construction and is set to open this spring.

Between Royal Azalea and Silver Grass / D.LIM architects

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  • Architects: D.LIM architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  445
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2019
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  AutoDesk, Samilkongyoungeng, Trimble Navigation
  • Professionals : HANA Consulting & Engineers

Kengo Kuma to Design Milan's Biophilic Office of the Future

Construction has begun on “Welcome, feeling at work”, a biophilic office of the future in Milan, Italy. Designed by Kengo Kuma & Associates and commissioned by Europa Risorse, this venture seeks to create a workspace centered on employee health and wellbeing, integrated within its local environment. Imagined to be one of the most sustainable office development to date, the project is scheduled for 2024.

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Waon House / Z_Lab

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  • Architects: Z_Lab
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  110
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2018
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  Bamboonara, General Gray, Haran Living, Jinyong, TERRACO

Wellness Center / D.LIM architects

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  • Architects: D.LIM architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  69
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2019
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  AutoDesk, JK Aluminium, Samilkongyoungeng, Trimble Navigation
  • Professionals : HANA Consulting & Engineers

Mango Bay Resort Spa / P.I Architects

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Phu Quoc, Vietnam
  • Architects: P.I Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  320
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2019
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  Dulux, MaiKa, Ori Lighting, Toto, Trimble Navigation
  • Professionals : Tan My Quan Company Limited

Healthy Living: How Natural Light and Fresh Air Transform Homes

Danish company VELUX began with a belief in building healthier homes. Created over 75 years ago by Villum Kann-Rasmussen, the manufacturer has now expanded around the world, with millions of people getting fresh air and daylight through their products. With recent events on the COVID-19 pandemic, Lone Feifer and Peter Foldbjerg of VELUX explore how architects and designers can find better ways to work at home and create healthy living spaces.

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Coronavirus Design Competition

GRAND PRIZE: $1,000

BRIEF
Things aren't going too well right now. Each new day seems to add to the uncertainty about the immediate and long-term impact of the Coronavirus pandemic. Whether you think that people are overreacting or it is truly a global health emergency, one fact is objectively true: Covid-19 has affected billions of lives: if not physically than economically and mentally.

Entire cities in China have been on lockdown for weeks and now Europe faces the same pressures. Behind the news stories that love to flash statistics on infection rates are real people who are uncertain of what this

Wellness Architecture: 23 Interiors of Medical Facilities

Architecture and interior design constantly evolve to meet the needs of society and part of its social role is to assist the well-being of those who transit and use their spaces daily. Hospital architecture is a niche responsible for the development of projects focused on the health area, based on specifications, requirements, and regulations that guarantee and ensure the comfort of patients - it is continuously studying intrinsic issues of how a sick body behaves in space, in order to create environments that assist in the rehabilitation process.

FuturArc Prize 2020

FuturArc Prize 2020 asks how an Asian city might restore a human-nature balance.

TASK
1) Pick a city in Asia. This may be the city you live in or one that you are familiar with.
2) Evaluate the loss of natural habitats and ecosystem services.
3) Understand the impact of this loss on the well-being of humans and other species.
4) Propose new elements and networks that will invite Nature back and restore ecosystem services.

This year, you decide the scale and boundary of the intervention. Your proposal can be at the city-scale; it can be a retrofitted neighbourhood; or it can be a prototype for

Exhibition: Living with Buildings

How does our built environment affect us? This major exhibition spanning two galleries examines the positive and negative influence buildings have on our health and wellbeing. From Dickensian London to the bold experiments of postwar urban planners, and from healing spaces for cancer patients to the role architecture can play in global healthcare provision, we look anew at the buildings that surround and shape us.