Glasgow based Interior Designer who prioritises sustainability and curating spaces that people can connect and engage with. I aim to create environments that not only meet the needs of users but also minimise the negative impact on the environment. I achieve this by incorporating renewable materiality and designs, energy efficient systems and thoughtful planning.
Eudaimonia – The Wellness Retreat
Eudaimonia is a Wellness Retreat that incorporates the four core stages of wellness: Social, Physical, Spiritual and Emotional. The Wellness Retreat is an escape from everyday life and a chance to release stress and anxiety that causes many young adults to suffer. These spaces are designed to encourage positive relationships with our mind and body whilst creating a relaxing and tranquil environment that makes one feel grounded.
The building incorporates features like rainwater harvesting systems to reduce its carbon footprint and energy consumption. The use of natural materials like wood and stone helps to create a healthier and more organic interior, while also reducing the need for harmful chemicals and synthetic materials.
Additionally, Eudaimonia’s waste water is treated and reused within the building or non-potable uses like irrigation and flushing toilets. This reduces the overall water usage of the building and minimises its impact on the surrounding environment.
By promoting sustainable practices and encouraging users to be mindful of their impact on the environment, Eudaimonia creates a positive and holistic living experience. It offers a model for future developments that prioritises sustainability and eco-friendly design.
“Environments in which we live, and work have a profound influence on our physical and psychological wellbeing.”
This supports the importance of the environment of health and wellbeing centres to aid enhanced treatments and support. An ambition for this project is to use a combination of personal experience alongside the public’s desires and requirements for a space that will improve their way of living through their mind, body, and soul. Listening to the end users’ needs for this project is vital during the design process as it will create an environment that makes the user feel safe and create a positive experience that is focused on their health and happiness. I aim to create a sustainable space that is fun and engaging for all. This space aims to offer an environment that can be used as an escape and a way to incorporate health and wellbeing in an enjoyable way.
This project aims to design a Wellness Retreat that offers a safe space for people to work on their mind, body, and soul. I have chosen a wellness retreat for my project as I feel nurturing and helping our minds and bodies is key to living a happy and healthy life. Everyone in life has different stress as well as mental and psychical health issues that with the right help can be nurtured and accepted. A wellness retreat is a place where one can switch off, recharge their energy. A place where there is no anxiety and pressure from our busy lives. A place where we take priority into looking after our mind, body, and soul. It is important for both our physical and mental health to take breaks and turn off from the pressure of society. Wellbeing retreats focus on relaxation and stress relief treatments. Ones ‘Wellbeing’ is defined differently for every individual yet normally a mix of diet, sleep, how we view ourselves and our health. These combined help us to lead a happier, healthier, and more energetic life. The wellness retreat will be aimed at students and younger people that live within Glasgow and don’t have access to a space that offers this help. However the wellbeing retreat is open to all and can be used alone or in groups from short periods of time up to longer stays.