We found an interesting article while looking for inspiration on Pinterest about designing learning spaces more like playgrounds. We love this idea for breakaway spaces to engage creativity and expression, plus getting out some energy never hurt! Take a peek at some other playscpes on ArchDaily’s website.
The new Tom Bradley International Terminal has officially opened at LAX and we’re excited to check out the new $40m architecturally integrated digital displays called Integrated Environmental Media System. The 7 displays are featured along key areas to arriving and departing passengers, with each having a theme. Click here to check out some awesome pictures of the new graphics.
|It’s amazing how a pop of color can make a prefab kindergarten building come to life. Not only does this wooden facade add some color to a drab building, it also provides shade for the classrooms and a play element along three exterior walls. Click here to learn more about this neat school in Ljubljana, Slovenia.|
As technology advances, the traditional library is becoming a public hub of learning and communal activity. Check out how the city of Tustin updated their 1970s style library.
What makes an engaging AND functional early learning center? Check out the article “Design for early childhood education: What works?” by Michael McGavock to see what Washington State has been exploring.
Our colleague Frank H. Mahnke wrote an engaging article describing how “color is an integral element of our world.”
The International Association of Color Consultants/Designers of North America has an interesting article on the impact of color in the environment around us.
Check out Sherwin William’s collection ‘Suburban Modern Preservation Palette‘ – Lots of fun 1950’s colors that can be adapted for modern applications.
Nicholas Gosling of School Construction News wrote a great article about modern wayfinding techniques that offer the same logistical benefits plus a few extra bonuses for school campuses
Understanding urban patterns helped develop the design of a high school north of Seattle – Check out Architectural Record’s case study on Lynnwood High School in Bothell, WA (designed by Bassetti Architects)