Civil Engineering and Architecture Vol. 10(3A), pp. 108 - 117
DOI: 10.13189/cea.2022.101314
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Healing Architecture

Menatalla Ghazaly *, Deema Badokhon , Naelah Alyamani , Sarah Alnumani
Department of Architecture, College of Architecture and Design, Effat University, Qasr Khuzam St., Kilo. 2, Old Mecca Road. P.O.BOX 34689, Jeddah 21478, Saudi Arabia


The healing environment is one of the indispensable things for humans. It could be fulfilled through different means; one of them is in the hands of an architect. Healing through design has existed for a very long time, but now it is developed with new techniques. This paper discusses this topic in terms of spiritual, psychological and physiological health recovery for people because it is so important for a person to live in balance and mind safety. The aim of this study is to examine the diversity of aspects, in which the healing could be reached through. It also focuses on the essential design strategies for architects and other specialties. This study includes the healing elements of buildings, healing in the urban-scale and healing through biophilic design. The healing elements of architecture describe the integration of light and color, circulation and spatial organization, form and building system, building envelope and the application of healing architecture in medical buildings. The urban-scale healing will cover circulation and open areas, followed by outdoor spaces and healing gardens. At the same time, healing through biophilic design will include biophilic effect rules, biophilic design strategies, design considerations and design culture of biophilic versus biophobia. All in all, the main objective of this study is to develop a set of design recommendations, by which designers can design healing environments.

Healing Architecture, Healing Environment, Urban-Scale, Biophilic Design

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(a). IEEE Format:
[1] Menatalla Ghazaly , Deema Badokhon , Naelah Alyamani , Sarah Alnumani , "Healing Architecture," Civil Engineering and Architecture, Vol. 10, No. 3A, pp. 108 - 117, 2022. DOI: 10.13189/cea.2022.101314.

(b). APA Format:
Menatalla Ghazaly , Deema Badokhon , Naelah Alyamani , Sarah Alnumani (2022). Healing Architecture. Civil Engineering and Architecture, 10(3A), 108 - 117. DOI: 10.13189/cea.2022.101314.