Design for Well-being: An Innovative Method of Home Design to Enhance Community Quality of Life

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Yayu Rubiyanti



Urban development and social change challenge residential design that accommodates people's quality of life. Residential houses play an essential role in the well-being of their residents. Designs that pay little attention to well-being adversely affect Health and accessibility. Cities face complex issues such as social inequality, disaster vulnerability, and environmental pressures. An innovative approach is needed, with quality of life as the primary focus. 

The research aims to explore and develop wellbeing-based design as an innovative approach in residential design, with the primary objective of improving the quality of life in communities. Quality of life is an essential indicator in measuring the well-being and happiness of individuals and families. In the context of rapid urbanization and dynamic social change, home designs that focus on the well-being of communities are becoming increasingly relevant.

In this study, the Design Thinking method is a practical approach to designing wellbeing-based houses and improving the quality of life in communities. The research results in more inclusive, ergonomic, and robust housing designs that support the quality of life of communities. In this research process, relevant aspects, such as room layout, natural lighting, ventilation, the use of environmentally friendly materials, and the ability of the home to accommodate family and community change and diversity, will be the primary focus. In addition, the study also considers advanced technologies that can be integrated into residential home design to improve the well-being of its inhabitants.

The research results provide wellbeing-based design recommendations that can be adopted by architects, city planners, and developers in designing houses that are more inclusive, ergonomic, and capable of supporting the quality of life of communities as a whole.

Keywords: wellbeing-based design, quality of life, home design, innovative approach and urban development


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