Place-making for Wellbeing

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Inasmuch as we need sustainable buildings, we need building that helps life to strive. In general, humans spend 90% of their time indoors, which means that an person with an average life expectancy will spend at least 72 years of his/her life inside a building. In this chapter, the author will purposefully use the title “building health and wellbeing” to address the impacts of the built environment on health and wellbeing. The discussion will be focused on the positive and negative impacts that buildings can have on its users and includes examples of good and bad design and use of buildings. In addition, the chapter will discuss how the architectural design process has shifted from individualistic to more holistic and democratic approaches such as co-design and how that is helping the incorporation of human-centric approaches to design.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationModern Building Design
Subtitle of host publicationEvidencing changes in engineering and design practice
PublisherThe Crowood Press
ISBN (Print)9781785006630
Publication statusPublished - 11 Dec 2019


  • Health and Wellbeing
  • building design
  • WELL


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