biocentric approach, anthropocentric approach, bio-psycho-social approach, psycho-physical-social well-being, environmental well-being


Although sustainability has become a key concept in many fields in recent years, its definition is possible for various misunderstandings that have fuelled ‘specialisms’ on issues of ecology and the environment. The emergence of a systemic vision of sustainability and an approach anthropocentric/global that place the psycho-physical-social well-being of the user and the ecological-environmental well-being of the planet at the centre of the transformation processes, has led to a convergence between Sustainable Design and Healthy Design. The paper, therefore, wants to argue that sustainable design can be defined as appropriate participation (salutogenic) in the process of social, ecological, and environmental development of a particular place. Starting from these considerations, the paper identifies tactical macro-requirements at the methodological/theoretical level as drivers/vectors of sustainability and the tactical/operational level families of project actions.


Architecture | Essays & Viewpoint

pp. 108-123


Cristiana Cellucci

Author(s) Biography

Cristiana Cellucci, Architect and PhD in Architectural Technology, is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the PDTA Department, ‘Sapienza’ University of Rome. She has carried out research and teaching activities in Italy on the human factor as an integral part of the design and on implementation of the requirements of flexibility, inclusivity and well-being through solutions to improve user interactions with places, equipment and technologies. Mob. +39 380/59.46.017 | E-mail: cristiana.cellucci@uniroma1.it


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