Window to wellness

Priya Panse
ARC605 | Spring 2014

“Comfort” has many layers of perception and physical experiences. This design project focuses on well-being, convenience and thermal aspects of comfort in home. The concept of ‘a window to well-being’ emerges from the existing unhealthy physical, social conditions of the site and seasonal changes causing discomfort to people. Physical comfort is the feeling of well-being brought about by internal and environmental conditions that are experienced as agreeable and associated with satisfaction. Bright light therapy is a common treatment for seasonal affective disorder. Windows are designed strategically in this house to maximize the daylight and prevent depressive environment.