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Good health and happiness through responsible architecture

Mohd Nawawi, Norwina and Abdul Rahim, Zaiton and Abdul Majid, Noor Hanita and Denan, Zuraini (2021) Good health and happiness through responsible architecture. In: VIRTUAL 3RD WORLD CONGRESS ON THE INTEGRATION AND ISLAMICISATION (2021 WCII): MENTAL HEALTH AND WELL BEING IN THE 4TH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION, 4-6th June 2021, Virtual. (Unpublished)

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Introduction: Universal culture has accepted the fact that to sustain good health is part of the concept of achieving the state of happiness and thus life’s success. While good health and happiness are both intangible, physical entities that make up the fabric and environment to achieve the state of happiness take its toll of responsibility. In Architecture, where the art and science of building spaces, environment and memories; architecture has a responsibility of supporting the process and sustaining the intangible good health and happiness, from the intent it was originally created to the flexibility of the facility for onward use. In response to making humanity as central to architectural works, this paper intends to focus Architecture in the light of its responsibility as social art and science of physical building and environment that supports good health and thus happiness. Materials and method: Qualitatively by the description of the framework and output, content analysis and case studies both from practice and academia, primarily based on the Holy Quran, tradition of the Prophet Pbuh and accepted maxims are sought. Results: Health and Happiness are defined as how architecture is related to both. A framework of criteria that governed tangible and intangible contribution of architectural environment and facility/structure/evidence-based norms to both health and happiness are laid as a guide for different conditions and circumstances. Conclusion: Architecture itself is both a tangible and intangible entity that supports the make-up of MAN from birth till death as from his state of good health to ill health as well as happiness and sadness. To understand Architecture is to understand humanity. Architecture is the result of humanity whether one cares to create spaces and aesthetic to support the emotion or to remain isolated and remain inhumane as most in current world do.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Slide Presentation)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Architecture, Health, Happiness, Responsibility, Social, Humanity
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BH Aesthetics
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP190.5 Islamization of Knowledge
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA2542.35 Environmental aspect of architecture
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design
Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Architecture
Depositing User: Ar Dr Norwina Mohd Nawawi
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2021 15:32
Last Modified: 25 Jun 2021 15:50
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/90292

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