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Health and Well-being
Through Design

How often do you interact with your surrounding environments? Almost all the time, whether you are indoors or outdoors. Especially during the pandemic, we spent much more time indoors. The space we are occupying has a critical role in our mental and physical health. Carefully designed spaces can reduce stress, promote physical activities, reduce crime rates, prevent infection, and even save lives. Our research focuses on how the design of buildings and cities could improve the health and well-being of individuals. We aim to create healthier communities through design.

We are a design and research lab based at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, KAIST using design to improve the health and well-being of individuals. We are dedicated to rigorously research relationships between space and people to design and provide built environments to people that could enrich their lives. We work as a multi-disciplinary group closely interacting with healthcare professionals, psychologists, designers as well as experts in other disciplines.


Improve Health, Well-being, and Experience of Users through Design


Evaluate and Quantify Affordance of Space through Analytical Approaches


Develop, Refine, and Share New Research Methods and Tools

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