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Learn for Life: New Architecture for New Learning

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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.

Content 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:Diego Hernandez. "Learn for Life: New Architecture for New Learning" 13 Aug 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/257763/learn-for-life-new-architecture-for-new-learning/>