experience of the occupant, hyper stimulation, hypo stimulation, environmental based design, meditation, Inpatient program, substance abuse center, natural light, sanatoriums, spas, amplifying stimulation through risk
This thesis proposes that rehabilitating effects can be achieved through natural stimulation facilitated by the architectural design. It argues that while hospital design requires stress reduction to improve healing, a polar experience of hyper stimulation is also necessary for a substance abuser in order to yield a decrease of relapse rates.
Iovtcheva, Rossitza, "Hedonic Architecture: Coexistance of Hyper Stimulating and Hypo Stimulating Experiences" (2014). Architecture Thesis Prep. Paper 254.
Syracuse School of Architecture Thesis Prep
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