A theoretical framework of design strategies that stimulate the process of self-healing for occupations

  • Ghada M.Younis Department of Architecture, University of Mosul,Mosul, Iraq
Keywords: healing environment, healing, design, strategies


The concept of healing is derived from the design of characteristics environment surrounding of human occupation, healing by design, one of the most important proposals corresponding to a healthy environment conducive to self-healing of the individual. This study focused on forming a knowledge framework for application design strategies in the process of healing for internal  built environment, in review the specialized studies of health buildings as a First step: to clarify characteristics of health environment or general health impressions of built environment, and second step : studies  related to  characteristics of  environment that supporting and reinforcing  energy of life at physical level and spiritual level, to build a more general model.  The research objective is to identify the characteristics of active design aspects associated healing process and motivated it. To achieve the goal of the research, several relevant concepts were addressed, Basic and secondary vocabulary and possible values ​​of a conceptual framework for design strategies recruitment in healing process, were there are three basic strategies:  supporting strategy of internal environment potentials for individuals,  balancing strategy of individuals life components and spatial experiment of space transition, and finally nutrition strategy at vital level and feeling  level for individuals. Conclusions are based on the substantive understanding process of design that supports the healing process, which is completely different from the typical concept of design in dealing with static and formal Masses. The design here is characterized by a dynamic process of each detail for a healthy lifestyle, design based on stimulating the healing process at physical, mood, feeling, and spiritual levels of individuals. Keywords: healing environment, healing, design, strategies.


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How to Cite
M.Younis, G. (2019) “A theoretical framework of design strategies that stimulate the process of self-healing for occupations”, Zanco Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences, 31(s3), pp. 95-105. doi: 10.21271/ZJPAS.31.s3.14.