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Physical and Mental Well-Being with 6 Architectural Trends

A healthy body and mind will allow you to feel stable and function well in life. Aesthetically and well-built environments can play a very important role in your physical and mental well-being. A calm environment will help you relax by releasing certain chemicals in your brain. As we now know, our surroundings impact us in more ways than one, so we should approach architectural design in a way that will be beneficial for our physical and mental health. In this article, we will read.


Nature has this magical ability to alleviate your stress and boost your memory. Understanding this profound connection between nature and your well-being. Architectural designers are now emphasising the need for adequate open areas with indoor plantations and ventilation in your living space. Elaborate terraces and balcony gardens are the new trend in modern apartments as a way to connect with nature. Architects also use tactile home designing materials like wood and natural fibres to create a green ambience inside the apartments.


Minimalism is the principle of coming to terms with the concept less is more and it gives you a clutter-free lifestyle. Disoriented and cluttered homes can make you feel stressed and anxious. It can also drain your energy and can put you in a negative headspace. That is where minimalism and minimalistic design will come to your rescue. A minimalist home will comfort and relax in ways you cannot imagine.

Active Environment

An environment that promotes physical activity will work towards your overall well-being. Physical activity keeps you fit and helps you get rid of various chronic conditions and diseases. An ideal apartments will house various physical activity amenities such as a gym, sports centre and swimming pools that will guide you towards physical and mental well-being.

Design for Sleep, Rest and Calm

Better sleep is the biggest single contributor to an improved and healthy life. A lack of sleep can lead to anxiety, depression, dementia, heart disease, and strokes, among other issues. As part of master planning, it is important to consider the orientation of the space, the application of ancient practices such as feng shui or Vastu shastra, the use of neutral, soft colours, or the design of contemplative spaces that promote peace and relaxation, all these give you improved sleep and rest.

Sensory Environments

We use our senses in choosing a certain fabric for upholstery, paint, wall art and window design for our home. So, a space designed in a way to appeal your senses will positively affect your mood. The designs in your home should give you a chance to enrich your sensory experiences. This is why it is always important to design a home after getting a thorough understanding of the client's ideas.

Appealing Aura

To enhance mental well-being, architects use natural materials, earthy colours, and scenic views. Additionally, they make sure that spaces are not cramped, empty, or uninvited. A peaceful and relaxing atmosphere can be promoted by creating large windows and outdoor terraces to maximize natural lighting. Furthermore, warm lights reduce eye strain by reducing the strain on the eyes. The use of proper lighting fixtures can also improve a homeowner's sleeping pattern and productivity.

Mrs. Sarakutty Mathai




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