SpringerBriefs in Public Health

Workplace Environmental Design in Architecture for Public Health

Impacts on Occupant Space Use and Physical Activity

Authors: Rassia, Stamatina Th.

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  • Enables readers to gain an overview of the challenges and opportunities that workplaces offer in increasing physical activity over the working day
  • Offers a direct linkage between the layout of office spaces and the impacts on occupants' movement as well as their overall health and well-being
  • Identifies the main approaches to designing to promote public health through design task alone
  • Equips readers with new information based on experimental and empirical analyses (qualitative and quantitative) on the methods in which architecture interacts and influences occupants' activities, mobility, and space-use
  • Reinforces the basic principles of designing for indoor office layouts as well as for promoting physical activity through real-life analysis, data collection, and modelling
  • Enriches understanding of the power of design on its occupants' decisions and opportunities for health
  • Updates readers involved in epidemiology and the research of public health promotion on new ways in which the architecture of spaces can influence behavioural changes as well as decision-making towards healthier and more physically active lifestyles
  • Maximizes reader insights into the interdisciplinary topic of designing indoor workplace environments that can improve everyday lifestyles
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This concise volume analyzes the potential for the workplace environment—where so many people spend so much of their day—to improve workers’ capacity for health and wellness. It pinpoints the link between sedentary lifestyles and poor health, and explores the role of office spatial design in encouraging physical activity to promote physical activity, health and prevent disease. The featured research study tracks workers’ movement in a variety of office layouts, addressing possible ways movement-friendly design can co-exist with wireless communication, paperless offices, and new corporate concepts of productivity. From these findings, the author’s conclusions extend public health concepts to recognize that influencing population-wide levels of activity through office architectural design alone may be possible.

This SpringerBrief is comprised of chapters on :

  •          Physical activity and disease: Theory and practice
  •          Space-use and the history of the office building
  •          Identifying factors of the office architectural design that influence movement,
  •          Interdisciplinary research methods in studying worker physical activity, decision-making and office design characteristics
  •          The KINESIS model for simulating physical activity in office environments

The questions and potential for solutions in Workplace Environmental Design in Architecture for Public Health will interest and inform researchers in interdisciplinary topics of public health and architecture as well as graduate and post-graduate students, architects, economists, managers, businesses as well as health-conscious readers.

About the authors

Stamatina Th. Rassia is an architect engineer holding a diploma in Architecture Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) in Greece. She has an MPhil in Environmental Design in Architecture and a PhD in Architecture from the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom. Dr. Rassia is an expert on topics of public health promotion by architectural design.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $54.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-53444-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $69.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-53443-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Workplace Environmental Design in Architecture for Public Health
Book Subtitle
Impacts on Occupant Space Use and Physical Activity
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Public Health
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-53444-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-53444-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-53443-5
Series ISSN
2192-3698
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 94
Number of Illustrations
15 b/w illustrations
Topics