The more I study and look at school architecture, the more I am coming to appreciate some of these more subtle aspects of physical design in general. For example, I found myself studying the work of Charles and Ray Eames, creators of the Powers of Ten film, which I’ve referenced in the past.
The Eames’s were among the most important designers of the 20th centuries. Their designs span space and time but it is the light that captivates me. Especially captured in black and white it seems compelling. It’s hard to imagine space and light not mattering when you see what they can do to place at their best.
If you’d like to learn more, see Pat Kirkham’s book about the Eames.