A New Sensorium is an innovative proposal for a futuristic pleasure garden that goes beyond the provision of fresh air, plants, picturesque views and comfortable places to sit. What Shifa Virani envisions is a method of integrating modern technology in ways that will enhance the human experience on another level.
Shaping benches and chairs with the organically influenced forms of rocks and soil mounds, the designer supposes that thermal, chemical, electromagnetic and acoustic features might be incorporated to affect the sitters' mood and wellbeing. Heat, light therapy and music will discernibly bring comfort to park-goers; meanwhile, invisible biological reactions will occur through skin absorption and inhalation that will improve the health and vitality of visitors. With A New Sensorium, a walk in the park might prove more beneficial than medicine.
New Sensorium Enhances Outdoor Experiences with Biological Innovation
1. Biologically-enhanced Gardens - There is an opportunity to use biologically-influenced design elements to enhance the health and mood of park visitors.
2. Sensory Technology Integration - Incorporating thermal, chemical, electromagnetic, and acoustic features into outdoor spaces has the potential to create a more immersive experience for visitors.
3. Health and Wellness Outdoor Spaces - There is an opportunity to create outdoor spaces that prioritize the health and wellbeing of visitors through the use of innovative design and technology.
1. Landscape Architecture - Landscape architects can explore the integration of biologically-enhanced design elements and sensory technology into their projects to create new, innovative outdoor spaces.
2. Wellness Tourism - The concept of biologically-enhanced gardens could be applied to wellness tourism where visitors seek out destinations that prioritize health and wellness in their offerings.
3. Public Parks and Recreation - Public parks and recreation departments could explore the use of biologically-enhanced design elements and sensory technology to create parks that prioritize the health and wellbeing of their community.