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The Architectural Placebo

Part 2 Dissertation 2018
Josh Foster
De Montfort University UK
The architectural placebo is an expansion of Charles Jencks (Maggie’s Centre’s) original philosophy suggesting architectural design may positively influence the rehabilitation process of cancer patients.

The research investigates a previously unexplored link between architecture and psychology to discover the benefits to psychological and physiological well-being through the built form. Backed by scientific evidence the thesis provides a comprehensive guide for architects, specifying how healing methodologies can be integrated into design.

Josh Foster

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Alona Martinez Perez
2018
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