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Architecture body and space

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Architecture Body and Space is about the importance of highquality architecture as a setting for exercise and athletics. The book evolves around the more moderate forms of exercise and athletics such as yoga, gymnastics and dance, but also draws on experiences from more standard type of sports.
Research on the subject of exercise and architecture has shown that engaging and attractive environments have an important impact on the user’s motivation because it creates an exercise situation which as a whole is more enjoyable. The need for these spaces is a result of our society were problems linked to an unhealthy and stressful lifestyle are escalating. Hence the call for venues of high spatial and architectural quality – venues that not only exercise our bodies but also our minds and senses, inspiring and prompting more people to obtain a physically active, healthy and balanced lifestyle in accordance with
the current needs.
Architecture Body and Space Part 1 highlights the historical development and the required qualities of an unrestrained, sensitive and passionate architectural approach, as opposed to the restrained, rational and targeted. Part 2 presents a wide range of projects to illustrate different directions and qualities.
Part 3 is a more in-depth exploration of the most important design strategies.
Architecture Body and Space aims to inspire, inform, influence, develop and highlight the importance of high-quality architecture for the purpose of physical exercise.

English-language

336 pages

348 illustrations

Hardback

215 x 226 mm

ISBN: 978-87-93341-00-5

Published: November 2016

Read extract here: issuu.com/10gdf