Stimulating Spaces


The digital environment and concepts such as augmented reality over-stimulate us to the point that it begins to make the real world unsatisfying.  We quickly retreat to our devices; an addiction germinates.  In learning or teaching environments, how can technology be efficiently present but not the main driver of the class?  Can we create spaces and environments that become as invigorating as cyberspace?  There should be an effort to design learning environments, and perhaps architecture in general, to be just as stimulating, and in a more positive way.  A learning environment should inspire and fuel our creativity, it should reflect the nature of the space, and should enhance the quality of its occupants’ experience.  Drawing from the explosion of internet communication and social media can we create the same strength of connectivity in architecture?  The ideas of transparency and simultaneity will play an important role in this investigation.

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