Earlier this year, word got out that integrative medicine pioneer and world-renowned wellness guru Deepak Chopra is sharing his healing philosophies with the masses once again. This time around, it's not with a book, lecture, or workshop but a condo in Miami.
Dr. Chopra will be teaming up with real estate wellness company Delos on a property designed to maximize the health of its residents. "Given we spend more than 90 percent of our time indoors, it is becoming increasingly important to harness our homes as spaces that can actively contribute to our health and wellness," Delos founder Paul Scialla explains.
By exhaustively studying the connection between the built environment and human well-being, Delos has found ways to manipulate air quality, lighting, and architecture to promote energy and productivity and decrease stress. The NYC-based company will be working with Dr. Chopra to retrofit a luxury condominium outside Miami Beach with gadgets like advanced air- and water-purification systems and customized circadian lighting.
Dr. Chopra will then come in to choose wall colors, furniture fixtures and finishes that utilize natural colors designed to have a positive impact on occupants' moods. The finished product is set to open in early 2018, housed in a 50-story glass tower called Muse Residences, developed by Property Markets Group and S2 Development.
If this sounds like the building of the future, that's because it very well might be. With wellness-focused hotels like EVEN and 1 Hotels opening doors across the country, it's no wonder that there's also a push to explore treatments that catalyze health at home.