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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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