The role of libraries in societies is evolving so long-standing aspects of their design are being re-considered. Neuroscientists have extensively researched topics relevant to the design of future libraries.
The design and placement of windows influence the comfort, health, and mood of people in a structure. They also signal to us what we can expect to happen in a building and who we’re likely to meet there. Windows are much more than just holes in walls.
How individual sensory inputs combine in our bodies and brains to produce an overall response to where we are and what we’re doing has important implications for design effectiveness and has been thoroughly studied.