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Daylight in architecture : mental health center, Tehran

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Author: Fazelitaremi, Seyedhamed1
Organizations: 1University of Oulu, Faculty of Technology, Oulu School of Architecture
Format: ebook
Version: published version
Access: open
Online Access: PDF Full Text (PDF, 16.2 MB)
Pages: 121
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Language: English
Published: Oulu : S. Fazelitaremi, 2019
Publish Date: 2019-06-12
Thesis type: Master's thesis (tech)
Tutor: Pihlajaniemi, Henrika
Reviewer: Soikkeli, Anu-Sisko
Pihlajaniemi, Henrika
Sanaksenaho, Matti
Aarnio, Petri
Pihlajaniemi, Janne
Outila, Tarja


The psychological illnesses can directly influence the lives of individuals and consequently emerge as social dilemmas. Unfortunately in recent years, some countries such as Iran, have neglected to cope with these concerns which have resulted in millions suffering from anxiety and depression. Therefore, the main purpose of this thesis, will be to design a suitable environment for therapy in Tehran, Iran through utilizing natural lighting.

According to studies, the groups of anxiety and depression patients have totally different environmental demands being respectively, cozy and cheerful atmosphere. Privacy has been also considered as a major common factor. Furthermore, scientific studies indicate on advantage of daylight on human biological and physiological characteristics. Apart from these influences, daylight can also play a crucial role in shaping the interior atmosphere identity. Hence, different properties of openings and their effects have been studied through 3D visualization methods. The thesis includes also studies of traditional Persian architecture and its motives of using natural light and creating spatial sense of privacy.

The result of these studies have been emerged in a design of a mental health center. In the design, different quantities and qualities of light and the level of connection between interior and outside areas create different atmospheres to support healing of different patient groups.

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