Urban Design and Landscape

Mind Rejuvenation through Art and Architecture

Gul-e-Zahra Haider

Project idea

The project is about a space, designed for Post-Secondary students who are effected by depression and anxiety. Such a space would provide counseling, therapy not in an conventional way but also through the intervention of art and nature, that is by providing, healing gardens, clay, art, drama, dance, movement, therapy. To place my design elements and landscape features, i use the tool of Feng Shui. Feng Shui helps to channel the chi energy through color, shape, materials and textures in respective direction, which help to channel the spiritual positive energy in the place.

Project description

The research starts from studying outdoor spaces used for nature therapy and eco-art therapy. Scientific research have proof the benefits of nature therapy on physical and mental health. Nature gave birth to art, as the first artwork starts from copying nature; animals, plants, birds, marine animals and humans. Nature evokes curiosity and inspiration, so the scope of the project is to refresh and rejuvenate the intellectual minds.

Technical information

Site Location: University of Karachi, Karachi Pakistan
Site Area: 4.8 acres
Materials for built spaces: Limestone, Yorkshire stone, Slate stones, Concrete, Bamboo, Compressed Earth Blocks (CEB), Glass, Teak Wood, Walnut Wood, Galvanized steel,
Trees (mostly local species): Gul mohar tree (Delonix regia), Indian Almond tree (Terminalia catappa), Terminalia Mantaly, Plumeria, Amaltas tree (Cassia fistula), Red cotton silk tree (Bombax ceiba), Babul tree (Vachellia nilotica), Neem tree (Azadirachta indica), Pisonia Alba, Barna tree (Crateva religiosa), Moringa tree (Moringa oleifera), Portia/ Indian tulip tree (Thespesia populnea), Lignum Vitae, Nerium oleander, Ulta Ashok tree (Saraca asoca),Peeple tree (Ficus religiosa), Foxtail palm (Wodyetia bifurcata), Coconut palm (Cocos nucifera), Bismarckia palm.
Shrubs, ground covers and creepers: Bouganvillae, Morning glory, Garlic vine, Rangoon creepers, Curtain creepers, Phormium, Texas sage, Bamboo, Wedelia ground cover, Sullu Spurge, Dracaena, Yucca, Kapoc bush, White carpet ground cover, Agave, Furcaria, Aspara grass, Duranta hedge, Blue fiscue, Spartina grass, Ficus species for topiaries.
Garden features, Water bodies, levels, garden walls, Arbors, sitting spaces.

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