Seven Principles of Life-Enhancing Design: The Architecture of Erik Asmussen
This paper presents a summary overview of the seven principles that are the basis for Danish-born Swedish architect Erik Asmussen’s (1913–1998) healing architecture:
1) the unity of form and function;
4) harmony with nature and site;
5) the living wall;
6) color luminosity and color perspective;
7) the dynamic equilibrium of spatial experience
The author proposes that the seven principles constitute a theoretical basis for a holistic approach to healthcare design.