In recent years, a great approach has been executed towards sustainability and integration of built spaces within nature which can be witnessed not only on a large scale- urban design but also highly practised in individual wellness centres for one’s holistic health.

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Vinay Panjwani

On this earth, due to the rush towards greater living, people are neglecting that there is an equal level of hazardous diseases coming along the way.

Paying attention to this, “Architects – the creators of our future” are infusing the wellness centres in fostering overall health and preventing any future issues with a great thoughtful holistic design.

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Gionata Xerra

Architects design spaces that promote mental and physical well-being by combining construction, design, technology, and human psychology, among others. They also blend various approaches to sustainability. In doing so, designers should consider aspects such as materials, opening up to the outside, daylighting, and access to the outdoors, leading to the general well-being and health of a place.

This article explores the main considerations made while designing such places:

Integrating natural light: 

Natural light is one of the important elements in promoting physical and mental health. One exposed to natural light has an improved mindset, better cognitive function, and improved sleep quality.

One way of increasing the quantity of natural light in a structure is by extending wide windows, skylights, and unwalled areas; this results in a healthier and more welcoming environment.

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Ronald Tilleman

Biophilic Design :

Biophilic design seeks to integrate humans and nature under one shelter. It is achieved by incorporating natural elements like water features, plants, sustainable practices and natural materials. For example, green walls, water ponds, indoor gardens, and green covers in walls, which promotes mental relaxation. 

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Natural and eco-friendly materials:

Non-toxic materials create spaces that promote good health and well-being-Materials like stone, wood, and clay help in reducing non-toxicants indoors.Also, sustainability in such constructions promotes a healthy environment in the overall space.

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Flexible and Amenable spaces:

Spaces as such, allow a large number of people to attain their interest in the activity which encourages mental and physical well-being. Activities like meditation, yoga, Zumba, and fun therapies are based on human’s needs. Open spaces and movable furniture give the space to inhabit different purposes, and create a one-solution for all. 

Socio-Cultural interaction:

Spaces like cafeterias, waiting halls, interactive outdoors, and lounges, help people to connect and interact, also people relieve mental stress with their fellow mates based on the aura/vibe present in the design of the space. Fosters a sense of under one tree/community feeling. It creates a hub of non-isolation, reduces stress and improves overall health. 

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Designing spaces that foster good physical and mental health requires a comprehensive method that respects nature, environment-friendliness, adaptability as well as neighbourhood. If these theories are mixed; then artists may develop settings that not just promote good healthiness, but still function as a path for getting new vitality or even relaxing zones. To meet this notion of well-being progressions in it will always be accompanied by changes in design tactiIn recent years, a great approach has been executed towards sustainability and integration of built spaces within nature which can be witnessedcs that ensure it’s maintained in every aspect.


Neha, a fifth-year architecture student, has developed a deep interest in reading, researching, writing, creating art, and photography during her time in college. This has not only improved her design skills but has also sparked an interest in journalism. Neha aims to highlight the importance of every person's life on Earth and is venturing into new areas outside of architecture. Her passion for cultural heritage, history, and different lifestyles in various places motivates her to explore and capture the diverse cultural fabric of the world.