Ayurveda is a system of medicine typically based on complex herbal compounds, mineral and metal substances. Like the medicine of classical antiquity, Ayurveda has historically divided bodily substances into five classical elements. The design proposal seeks to translate into architecture this complex system of elements, with the aim to create a balanced space where Ayurveda can be practised. The therapy rooms will be composed of five different spaces or rooms. Each of them is related to a specific phase of Ayurveda treatment. Ayurvedic doctors regard physical existence, mental existence, and personality as a unit, with each element being able to influence the others. In the same way, the design consists of a collection of rooms. The carefully chosen flora will produce an array of colours, fragrances and textures, which consume the individual corporeal senses.
Location: Dulwich, London