Sensory experience to promote well-being a health club design
Author(s)Jezierski, Amelia C. (Amelia Christina)
Bill Hubbard, Jr.
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Potentially, health clubs can be rejuvenating and pleasant places. Unfortunately, many clubs in Boston are merely monotonous rooms stuffed into any available space downtown. Or, they are overwhelming, disorienting facilities sprawled out in suburban locales accessible only by car. The proposed site locates a facility at a T-stop. The health experience can be made more varied yet comprehensive by increasing users' awareness of sensory experiences in their surroundings. Movements, actions are grouped into a section according to what the body senses while engaged in an activity. These associations or common denominators assign particular qualities and characteristics to each section and make them distinguishable and different from one another. These juxtaposed differences provide contrast and variety needed to increase sensory awareness and stimulate the human body and mind.
Thesis (M. Arch.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Architecture, 1992.Includes bibliographical references (p. 101-104).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture
Massachusetts Institute of Technology