Learn for Life: New Architecture for New Learning

  • 13 Aug 2012
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Learn for Life is a diverse collection of inspiring architecture and interiors that support progressive models of acquiring knowledge. New interpretations of kindergartens, schools, universities, and libraries are featured along with architecturally innovative offices and conference rooms. These examples are rounded out by more experimental projects that offer further perspectives on the rapidly evolving topic of how best to learn in the new millennium.

The groundbreaking spaces promote learning by inspiring us, providing us with helpful tools, and facilitating opportunities for productive cooperation and the exchange of ideas within groups. In short, the work makes clear that the creative use of architecture and interior design not only provides a new physical framework for acquiring knowledge, but also revitalizes and advances the process of learning as a whole.

How well we learn is directly linked to where we learn. Because the digital age has changed the way we gather knowledge dramatically, places where we learn now look and feel very differently than they did just a decade earlier. Today, the spaces in which our lifelong path of learning takes place have evolved to accommodate our expanding educational needs. These new spaces promote learning by providing inspiration and helpful tools as well as facilitating opportunities for productive cooperation and collaboration.

The examples presented in Learn for Life also demonstrate how color, light, the organization of space, and the inclusion of playful as well as surprising elements can be used to support learning.

In short, the work presented in this book makes clear that the creative use of architecture and interior design not only provides a new physical framework for acquiring knowledge, but also revitalizes and advances the process of learning as a whole.

001 Introduction
007 First Step First / Kindergarden
045 Trial and Error / School
079 On Campus / University
099 Knowledge Base / Library
129 Off the Beaten Track / Playground
159 Communal Learning / Cultural Center
187 Break Out Sessions /  Corporate Spaces
229 Meaningful Distractions / Installations

Publisher: Gestalten
Editors: S. Ehmann, S. Borges, R. Klanten
Format: 24 x 30 cm
Features: 288 pages, full color, hardcover
ISBN: 978-3-89955-414-4

Cite: Hernandez, Diego. "Learn for Life: New Architecture for New Learning" 13 Aug 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 23 May 2015. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=257763>