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Design for Human Flourishing: a novel design approach for a more 'humane' architecture

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Architects today still highly rely on intuition attempting to handle more emotional, well-being-related design requests of clients. It seems that newly formed design demands present challenges that cannot be fully answered through the current existing design paradigms. Additionally, a ‘humanization’ trend in architectural design can be noticed of influences that steer architecture on a more ‘humane’ course, thereby advocating the viability of ‘well-being’ as a structured design approach in architecture. This paper aims to answer to this current momentum in architecture, by explicating a novel design approach called ‘Design for Human Flourishing’ (DfHF), based on a literature study of well-being theory through an architectural lens. Concretely, five well-being related attributes will be identified that define DfHF’s characteristics. Furthermore, what DfHF means in architectural practice will be illustrated via a design example.
Tijdschrift: Design Journal
ISSN: 1460-6925
Issue: 4
Volume: 22
Pagina's: 391 - 412
Jaar van publicatie:2019
Trefwoorden:architecture, well-being, human flourishing, design approach