Relaxation Spaces: Architecture as Masseuse: High Line, NYC, NY
Munoz, Andrea S.
Savannah, Georgia: Savannah College of Art and Design
Thesis (M. Arch.) -- Architecture
Savannah College of Art and Design -- Department of Architecture
Includes bibliographical references (pages 174-177).
"This thesis aims to create spaces fit for relaxation in cities where stress is unavoidable. Metropolitan cities, where new components are constantly being incorporated in our environment, but can unfortunately increase the levels of stress which lead to physical and psychological damage. Architecture becomes the users’ therapist: massaging in specific points in the body, stretching the user, offering spaces of relaxation, and providing a designed environment to pause on a busy day. The addition of these spaces into people’s life can potentially educate people of the importance for relaxation and start applying these to their daily life."
Keywords: relaxation, massaging, stretching, trigger points, connection to self and environment
CHAIR: Rogers-Varland, Julie
PDF (177 pages): illustrations (chiefly color)
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