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A f$etreat Centre for

A f$etreat Centre for "Whole, tHeattfi Prologue This Master's Degree project explores the role of the Health Centre as a medium for preventive medicine within today's Western society. Through the design of the Centre, the project will examine important issues relating to health and its relation to designing meaningful and appropriate architecture. Fundamental to this inquiry will be the effects of preventive medicine and the spiritual, emotional, and physical environment that can allow healing to occur, and in turn unearth some of our society's attitude toward architecture. Architecture has a critical impact on human perception and well-being, and therefore it is partly through architecture that healing can occur. The project involved researching forms of health and healing practices, especially preventive health, and illustrating the importance of a collaboration of family medicine and complementary therapies. This will reveal the purpose of the acceptance of integrative therapies in our rapidly evolving society, and how architecture can be a medium toward health and wellness. The research will also help to provide a conceptual basis to develop and l

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