Can architecture mend a person’s mental and emotional well being? Architecture can set up the appropriate environment to allow such healing to begin and inspire emotional and spiritual growth. Ultimately the goal for this project was to create a place, where one can just be, where one can focus on his or her emotional well being. In this way, architecture can facilitate the process of rehabilitation through the creation of an environment somewhat removed from the occupants’ daily lives, which focuses on self reflection. This is a place to inspire growth that encourages rather than hinders. A place of solitude primarily but also of interaction, a place where people can be and feel safe with who they are even through disfigurement.
Status: School Project
Location: Santa Cruz, CA, US